‘The earthquake helped bring about a unity that was lacking in the community’
04 Sep 2015

‘The earthquake helped bring about a unity that was lacking in the community’

Anita Maharjan (Executive Director, Radio Paryabaran 104.2 FM) | Lalitpur

“As Nepal’s first environment community radio, we focus on the environment, health and education-related awareness programmes. Immediately after the earthquake, we started relief work. We also disseminated information, running many¬†public service announcements and programmes.

“I believe the earthquake has helped bring about a unity that was lacking in the community. The fact that a crisis like this can happen again has made people aware that a community should stick together, understand other’s needs, and help each other out. I notice that people who previously disregarded social organisations working in the development sector are now giving importance to organisations such as ours. They are cooperating. Even though people have moved on, their thinking has definitely changed.”

Photo: Ashma Gautam