I 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.