The 65 earthquake victim families at Giranchaur were handed over the new residences by the comedy actors duo who turned into social workers after the devastating earthquake of 2015. In their second phase of the construction of residences to the earthquake, Dhurmus and Suntali handed over the 65 residences in a program held on the first day of Tihar, October 28, 2016. The president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, was the chief guest of the program held to hand over the earthquake-resisting houses.
A video report of the event:
The residences are divided into three blocks. In Block A, there are 23 houses, two children parks, one parking and two public water taps. The key to the Block A residences was handed over by the president Bidhya Devi Bhandari to the locals.
In Block B, there are 27 houses, four children parks, two public toilets and four public water taps. The key of the Block B was handed over to the locals by the parents of Sitaram Kattel ‘Dhurmus’.
In Block C, there are 15 houses, a playground and a public space for gathering (a Chautari), and two public water taps. The key to the Block C was handed over to the locals by the parents of Kunjana Ghimire ‘Suntali’
Talking in the ceremony the president appreciated the work done by the actors. She also thanked other artists who helped in the noble cause. After the completion of the construction, Dhurmus told that he will work towards building the nation.
Dhurmus and Suntali were at the USA during the earthquake of 2015. They cut-short their USA visit to return back to Nepal to help the earthquake victims. They started to raise fund for the construction of residence in Kabhrepalanchowk and constructed 19 residences in the first phase. The construction of the second phase started in Baisakh of this year. They had initially projected to complete the construction by Dashain. But, the construction couldn’t be finish by then and was handed over on the first day of Tihar, Kaag Tihar. (read more about Tihar festival in my earlier post.)