“My home has been completely damaged in my village located in Tanahu district”. If I reach then only I would know what damages have taken place. I have applied for leave today.” said Budhi Bahadur Biswakarma working as a sepoy in OSAP 2nd Battalion, Jharsuguda.
“On Saturday’s earthquake, cracks were developed in my house, since then my family members have taken shelter outside but due to continuous rainfall and regular interval of tremor my house got completely collapsed on Sunday afternoon, nothing has left now, all has been finished. I have applied for leave and would go to my village in Baglung District and remake the house for my family” said Iswar Giri working as Havildar
OSAP 2nd Battalion is the only Gorkha Battalion of the State, which was formed in the year 1980. Since then around 1500 Gorkha’s families has been residing at Jharsuguda’s OMP area and have dedicated their life’s serving the Orissa State Armed Police.
“My daughter lives in Kathmandu, the day of earthquake we had contacted but after that we have no information regarding the well being of my family members.” Says Smt. Radha Kesi, a house wife
“We all people and our fellow brothers are in deep grief over the incident. Apart from Kathmandu and Pokhara region, there are villages at hilly regions, there is no news of them, complete villages have been destroyed, and we are living in anxiously, thinking what is happening there. Even now if we think to go but due to damaged road connectivity we feel helpless. We are thankful to the Indian government for helping the Nepal Government in this tragic incident.” Said Binay Chhetry
“As this is an exclusively a Gorkha Battalion, many sepoys hails from Nepal and Darjeeling, till now I have got three requests, who wanted leave for going Nepal as some ones house have got damaged and some one’s family members have got injured. People who have reached their home at Nepal, they are providing information to their Officers. In this regard, on Sunday evening we had organized a condolence meeting and in coming time if we get some more information than we would surely help them.” Said P.K.K. Subudhi, Deputy Commandant of OSAP 2nd Battalion.