Nepal earthquake Prayer & Relief

April 27, 2015

 

Dear brothers and sister,

 

We are gathered here this evening at the Arulmigu Shri Ramalingeswarar Temple in Bangsar to jointly 

 

pray for Nepal and its People. I am deeply saddened by the recent calamity that has struck Nepal. 

 

The MyNADI Foundation, Arulmigu Shree Ramalingeswarar Temple Bangsar and Damai Disabled Persons 

 

Association have joined with Malaysia Hindhudharma Maamandram to organise this programme. 

 

We thank Honorable Dr Niranjan Man Singh Basnyat, the Nepalese Ambassador to Malaysia for joining 

 

us this evening and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones 

 

and to the thousands who are affected by this devastating natural disaster. 

 

The death toll from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25th April has risen to 

 

more than 2,500 and more than 5,200 people have been injured. There are many who are missing. 

 

The powerful aftershocks yesterday, Sunday 26th April between Kathmandu and Everest unleashed more 

 

avalanches in the Himalayas and caused panic in the capital, where hospital workers stretchered 

 

patients out into the street as it was too dangerous treat them indoors.

 

The quakes caused widespread damage to Nepal’s infrastructure which has further hampered search 

 

and rescue operations. 

 

At least 17 people believed to have been killed on Everest, and 61 injured, by an avalanche which left 

 

mountaineers calling for helicopter assistance to evacuate the most badly wounded. It is the most 

 

powerful event in Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. There are also casualties reported in 

 

parts of areas of India, China and Bangladesh that adjoin Nepal. Outside Nepal, at least 61 people were 

 

killed in India and several deaths were reported in Tibet and Bangladesh. At least four Chinese citizens 

 

were killed during the quake, according to media reports citing the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

 

Many historic landmarks, including the Dharahara tower, have been reduced to rubbles following the 

 

quake. Buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Durbar Square collapsed, as did 

 

dozens of beautiful historical temples.  Many of these temples and historical buildings cannot be 

 

restored to their original states.

 

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said that Malaysia is ready to extend assistance to Nepal once 

 

the access to the Tribhuvan International Airport is reopened. Prime Minister Najib Razak announced 

 

that Malaysia will send 20 medical doctors from Mercy Malaysia and SMART organisations along with a 

 

30-man rescue team and medicines and medical supplies to Kathmandu by C-130 aircraft. 

 

Other Governments are scrambling to locate thousands of their nationals and relatives took to social 

 

media to find their loved ones. The international community has also pledged support and aid packages 

 

to Nepal. 

 

Meanwhile, Malaysia Hindhudharma Maamandram has launched the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Our 

 

goal is to raise as much cash as possible. No amount is small as when everyone contributes, we will be 

 

able to raise a substantial amount of money. All contributions will be acknowledged by official receipts. 

 

Maamandram will ensure that all contributions are channeled to the authorities and that it reaches to 

 

those in need. We appreciate if you can contribute and also pass this message to your friends and 

 

family. 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Nepal who are undergoing extreme 

 

challenges due to the natural calamity. 

 

I wish to thank each and every one of you for joining us in this Prayer. 

 

Thank you and God Bless Nepal.

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