Kathmandu: Aiming to encourage volunteers to assess the needs and rebuild the lives of the earthquake survivors in Nepal, an NGO has launched a march covering 450-km in association with a Nepalese monastery.
Gyalwa Dokhampa of the thousand-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas will lead the 'A Walk to Remember Nepal' event with over 200 volunteers and followers of the Drukpa Order.
"This event is aimed at encouraging volunteers to assess the needs of the earthquake survivors while concurrently raising awareness for the continued support needed to rebuild the lives and communities of the survivors," according to a statement issued here.
"This march is in remembrance of the Nepal earthquake which rendered more than one million people and families homeless, many of whom are still struggling to rebuild their lives," Gyalwa Dokhampa said.
"It is a reminder that the work is far from finished. More work is ahead of us and the world must remember the challenges that Nepalis face in rebuilding their lives, Dokhampa added.
The march commences at Druk Amitabha Mountain, famed for its kung fu nuns first responders and female role-models of courage, and will cover a distance of roughly 450km.
This march traverses through some of the most devastated areas like Thimbu, Mila Raypa Nye, Sermathang, Gangyul, Baruwa and will conclude in Chautara, the district headquarter of Sindhupalchowk, situated 120 km east of Kathmandu.
The march will conclude on November 22.
Live to Love, a non-profit specialising humanitarian efforts in the Himalayan region has earlier taken a lead by building over 200 houses in Ramkot, Nepal and is now moving ahead with the pad yatra to raise funds for the rebuilding efforts.
The Nepal earthquake which happened in April killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000 was followed by about 300 aftershocks. An estimated 500,000 buildings were destroyed or severely damaged.