The Bhutan Media Society (BMS) on Friday said it has decided to continue the ongoing online donation drive until April 15.
Following the field visit to both the fire-gutted camps of Jhapa and Morang districts by its speacial team BMS said the conditions of those displaced by fire have been much more pathetic than what appears in media.
“The donation drive will go until April 15 as the displaced people have bigger expectations,” the society’s Manager Vidhyapati Mishra said.
Meanwhile, BMS said the contributions from Europe have been very encouraging considering the least number of people employed after their resettlement.
“The Bhutanese in the Netherlands have contributed US $ 715 while those in Manchester of the United Kingdom have donated £ 520, and such amounts are significant,” added Mishra.
Tara Nidhi Niroula from Manchester told Bhutan News Service that all 34 houses made a donation of £ 1 5 each.
He further said,”The resettled Bhutanese in the United Kingdom have expressed deep grief and solidarity over the devastating fire incidence in Goldhap and Sanichare camps with this contribution as they have shared a part of support they received from the government.”
According to Mishra, resettled Bhutanese in Denmark have said they already contributed US $ 1,851 through the BMS.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic incident about the devastating fire incidents in Goldhap and Sanischare camps,” said President of the Association of Nepali Speaking Bhutanese in Denmark, Thugten Dorjee Drukpa, adding,”We stand by the displaced people to support them with 10,030 Danish Kroner.”
Likewise, a donation drive has been underway in Norway, informed Mishra.
Meanwhile, BMS has asked Bhutanese in other countries to extend their helping hands by making the possible contributions.
“We are expecting similar supports to these people from our fellow-countrymen in other countries, especially the United States of America as it hosts over 38,000 Bhutanese so far.”