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Candlelight Vigil

10926813_10205630856664386_553640827903554582_o 11024724_902461166466901_1199425301283044442_o 11084105_10205630856264376_4968810576683954364_o 11149827_836751283082887_2384751123478773009_o 11174523_10205630865504607_472684547821138666_o 11174811_10153276865953584_7573057632889174807_n 11194503_10205630856904392_7904970431614636162_o London-Nepal-Earthquake-Relief-29 London-Nepal-Earthquake-Relief-45 London-Nepal-Earthquake-Relief-69 London-Vigil-for-Nepal-FeaturedI don’t even know where to start. It’s been 3 weeks since the Nepal Earthquake and so much has happened. We’ve had over 120 aftershocks, which have all been over 4.0 on the richter scale and were hit by a second major earthquake measuring 7.4 on May 12th. It’s been a rollercoaster of a month but Nepal is gaining its mojo back and my nation is recovering.

The candlelight vigil was beyond what my team and I had expected. At first we were only expecting a couple of hundred people, all from our universities and our personal friends, but somehow the “going” list grew to 7000. It was INSANE. The day was super hectic, we started the preparations from 10am and we finished at 11pm. It was a long but worthwhile day. Trafalgar Square was filled with Nepalese people who had come from all over the country. Everyone came to unite and to pray for Nepal. It was truly a beautiful moment to be a part of. I’ve never felt so proud and bittersweet at the same time. Even though the turnout was amazing I hope we never have to hold such an event ever again.

Thanks to the generosity of those who came to the vigil we managed to raise over £10000 in total.


Disclaimer: I do not own any of the photos, thank you to all the media outlets who covered our vigil.

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