Our group was bound to Lyaklung Phedi, a remote village in Dhading, a district adjoining Kathmandu. Our mission was to conduct a field study of the damages brought to the village by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25.
The group comprising of Abanish Kayastha, Bhuwan Shrestha, Kapil Pandey,Lava Kafle,Rudra Pandey,Surendra Nath Adhikari, and Sushant Pokharel (the great Photographer for the team) moved from kathmandu driven along the narrow black topped road curling down towards Okharpauwa Nuwakot District where whole waste of Kathmandu Valley is dumped. We were smelling the reality while analyzing the effects of Plastics that cannot be degraded by soil, and the Leeching black liquid that would fall into the river thereby affecting natural plants and animals surviving in the river and by its side.
Twelve of us left Kathmandu through Nagdhunga by making commitment to follow the rules and regulations of the trip as per one of our members decision. We agreed and started making jokes and singing famous Nepalese songs. All teammates joined in, making the atmosphere livelier. We use a popular “THEGO” as “HASAUNCHA BUDA LE” throughout the trip. After reaching Naubise,we had a heavy lunch in the same hotel as we used to have breakfast earlier.