Power of Youth: Students of Bengal Reaching for Nepal


The Nepal earthquake which struck the nation on 25th April had a devastating moment magnitude of 7.8, killing approximately more than 6000 people. It was the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake. Relief facilities are the primary factor of importance now as the people of Nepal helplessly look forward to it.
934883_1068368303176499_1751163052351254657_nAmong the many relief operations being undertaken both inside and outside the country, some brave students from Bengal have reached Nepal with funds collected from various educational institutions of West Bengal. These funds will be directly used as relief funds to help the common people of Nepal.

Here are the lists of institutions which have donated to the relief fund:
Various Colleges Affiliated to Burdwan University : 13687
Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology : 1900
Shibpur BE College : 2200
Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering college : 5010
Jadavpur University and Various Colleges
Affiliated to Calcutta University : 126163
Magma magazine and Various Colleges Affiliated under
Barasat University : 8300
Jadavpur University Faculty : 15000
Mahesh Paremswari Balika Bidyaloy : 1300
Presidency University Research Scholars : 1000
Inititive in Pachla : 1000
Ex students of Belgachia Manohar Academy 1901
Asutosh College 12000
Collected from friends on Facebook 16000

Students have shown extraordinary courage by themselves taking the responsibility of reaching the funds to Nepal. Society has again witnessed another example of how youth power forms the basis of change and motivation. This effort by the student community of Bengal will serve as a bright example for all as a sincere effort to stand beside Nepal earthquake victims.

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Rituparna Das
Student Reporter at Linkfried, Rituparna is a student of Yadavpur University, Calcutta. She writes about Education News, Information , announcement From calcutta.