Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) distributed warm clothes and health essentials to 200 leprosy affected people sheltered at Khokana Leprosy Camp.
The distribution is carried out under the project ‘A humanitarian Support programme for COVID-19 affected mountaineers and Leprosy Affected people’ initiated by NMA with the funding support from the Nippon Foundation (TNF) of Japan.
In the programme organized at the premises of the Khokana Arogya Aashram, the chairperson of the Dakshinkali municipality ward No 2 Mr Ramchandra Kshetry, president of NMA Mr Santa Bir Lama and Administrative Officer of Nepal Leprosy Relief Association Mr Jeet Bahadur Hamal handed over warm clothes and health essentials to them.
NMA General Secretary Mr Kul bahadur Gurung, Secretary Mr Tikaram Gurung, Treasurer Mr Sudarshan Neupane, Secretariat member trio Mr Dipendra Pandey, Mr Singi Lama and Mr Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, Central executive Board Members Mr Sanjeev Gurung, Mr Pasang Bhote, Mr Sarki Tamang and Chief Executive Officer of NMA Mr Kul Prasad Rai also accompanied the distribution programme.
Every person sheltered at the camp received a Jacket, a double sized blanket, a bottle of 236ml hand sanitizer, a pair of Dettol soap and a packet of masks containing 50 pieces, according to the NMA. “The camp is currently serving 200 leprosy affected people coming from across the country.”
NMA president Mr Lama traced the history of TNF helping the leprosy affected people of Nepal.
A senior Director of the Foundation Mr. Seko Masato had also addressed the event. He wished that the help would be important for their daily lives. Program Director of the foundation Mr. Makoto Wada and program Officer Remi Masuda had also joined the programme through zoom.