Nepali student organization to hold vigil for earthquake victims in Nepal

April 28, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Nepali Society at Purdue University is organizing a candlelight vigil at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday (April 29) at the Purdue Mall Fountain in front of Hovde Hall.

The vigil will include remarks, prayers and a moment of silence. Participants are welcome to bring their own candles to light in honor of the victims of the April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake. According to reports, there have been thousands of injuries and deaths in the region. Representatives from the American Red Cross also will be on site to collection donations.

The Nepali Society at Purdue promotes interaction among Nepalese students at Purdue, and to share Nepalese culture with the community, says Bikash Shakya, president of the Nepali Society at Purdue and a graduate student in the College of Pharmacy. The association also assists incoming students with transition to campus life. There are about 20 students from Nepal at Purdue. 

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

Source: Bikash Shakya, 

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