President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the Santapur Integrated Settlement constructed by Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation at Rautahat today at Chandpurpur-8 on Tuesday. The victims had been living in the makeshift houses on the bank of Santapur-based Bagmati River.
The settlement at Santapur-8 comprises of 50 buildings, of which 47 are earthquake resistant homes, community halls, temples, club houses and view tower. The infrastructures are child and disability friendly.
Governor Ratneshwor Lal Kayasta, and famous comedy actors, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya had also participated in the program.
The houses were constructed by the Foundation with a cost of Rs 59.48 million.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari handed over the key of the integrated settlement to Settlement Management Committee Chairman Jaya Narayan Yadav amid a function in Rautahat today.
Before handing over the key, the head-of-the-state inaugurated and monitored the settlement.
According to Arjun Neupane, Project Manager at the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation, 47 families of Musahar, Dusad, Chamar, Lohar, Teli and Tharu communities, are the beneficiaries.
The integrated settlement has 47 houses, a community hall, a school, a club hall, a view tower and two temples.
Nepali comedian duo, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya, among others, attended the programme chaired by Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali), chairpersons of the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation.