Relief work in Nepal
MIT Group, in line with its commitment to the civil society as a part of World Peace Centre in Alandi, constructed 120 earthquake proof houses in Kathmandu for poor families affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015. The devastating earthquake in Nepal had caused untold damage to life and property, rendering lakhs of people homeless. The trustees, teaching and non-teaching staff and students of various institutions of MIT contributed voluntarily for this noble humanitarian cause. Construction of houses began in Tarkeshwar municipal area in Kathmandu, after receiving due permission from the Government of Nepal. The same were dedicated to the public on 21st May 2016 on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti at Tarkeshwar Temple at the august hands of Shri Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal. Also present on the occasion were Mahayogi Shri Madhukarnath, Founder-President, Manav Ekta Mission, Bengaluru; Shri Ram Vilas Vedanti, Executive President, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, Ayodhya; Shri Vijay Shivtare, Minister of State for Water Resources and Water Conservation, Government of Maharashtra; Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder-President, World Peace Centre, Alandi; and Dr. Suresh G. Ghaisas, President, MAEER’s MIT. These houses were constructed at three sites in Tarkeshwar municipal area; viz. Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara Vishwashanti Nagar – 45 Houses, Saint Shree Tukaram Vishwashanti Nagar – 42 Houses and Bhagwan Gautam Buddha Vishwashanti Nagar – 33 Houses. Each house admeasures about 200 sq. ft. and is self-contained with toilet block, kitchen and water pipelines, estimated to last for at least 30 to 40 years, even in extreme climatic conditions. World Peace Centre, Alandi has also beautified the ancient Tarkeshwar Temple and its surroundings.
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