When it comes to coming together for a cause, the Nepali diaspora can be pretty efficient. The Taplejung Society UK recently saw the completion of a hospital building which has been handed over to the Taplejung Hospital Development Committee. The new building with five rooms and two toilets was handed over during a ceremony on February 20, 2016.
The project team consisted of project leader Maj (Retd) Bhuwani Pandhak, project planning leader Dr Chandra Laksamba, field director Mr Ganesh Adhikari, Nirbacahn Adhikrita and Jiwan Pyara Maden financial director, a former Welfare Officer of Taplejung. The plan for the hospital building was initially set out by Mr Laxmi Ghising President of Taplejung Society UK. The project was successful due to the many fundraisers, donors, sponsors and active support from the Board of Trustee team from the UK.
The Taplejung Society UK was established in 2009 as a non-profit organization. The aim of the society is to create a network support for those hailing from Taplejung district in the UK. The society in UK has prioritised its links with Taplejung, Nepal as it often supports various education and medical related projects and during natural disasters.
The new building now has a reception room, laboratory, meeting room, dispensary room and a store.