Saturday, August 22, 2015

Yuksom Breweries helps Nepal rebuild

Sikkimese enterprise constructs classrooms and shelter homes in earthquake ravaged villages

Yuksom Breweries Ltd., the promoters of which have had a long association with Nepal, further reinforced its relationship with the country by assisting the rebuilding process there. The Yuksom family has constructed 10 classrooms for Surya Primary School at Khani village, ward no 4, Riyale Village Development Committee, Kavre district and Chapakharka Primary School, Triveni-Chapakharka, ward no 6, Bishankhu Narayan VDC, Lalitpur district, a press communiqué from Yuksom Breweries informs.
An additional 52 shelter homes have been built in the village of Dungkharkh, Kavre Palanchok.

“This is almost a resettlement of this small village which comprises of a mix of different communities including people of the marginalized community like Dalits. The relief work will also include construction of some toilets for the settlement and hopefully will be able to follow up with distribution of blankets to all the houses in the coming winter months. We want an ongoing relationship with the people who we have stepped out to help,” informs, Ugyen Chopel, a Director at Yuksom Breweries and also a celebrated filmmaker who enjoys a large fan-following in Nepal.
These gestures are a contribution towards the rebuilding efforts underway in Nepal as it recovers from the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015.
“Apart from having a long association with Nepal Mr. Danny Denzongpa who is also the chairman of Yuksom Breweries Ltd has been an icon to the Nepali speaking diaspora all over the world. Director Yuksom Breweries Ltd Mr Ugyen Chopel who was in Nepal to oversee the distribution of the relief material also has an ongoing relationship with Nepal having directed many well known Nepali films there,” the release highlights to put the Yuksom Breweries initiative in perspective.
Mr. Ugyen Chopel, who recently returned from Nepal, informs that “due diligence was done before the distribution of these shelter homes”.
PRAN Nepal an NGO comprising of a group of young journalists and media persons from Kathmandu provided the early ground survey, it is informed, following which, teams were sent to the affected villages to enumerate and compile comprehensive data to make sure that the relief reached the most needy. The NGO was also involved in the construction and distribution of the shelter homes.
In conveying his thanks towards all who facilitated the Yuksom Breweries effort, Mr. Chopel states, “…the whole endeavor was not possible without the support of the Arun Chaudhury foundation of the Chaudhury Group of Nepal, The Doon Society, Georgian Association of Nepal and the huge logistic support of the Nepalese Army Wives Association without whose logistical support it would not have been impossible to take the material to such far flung areas. Captain Sudhir Rai of Nepal who is a family friend provided the coordination support with all the other agencies.”

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