Kids perform in Yonkers for Nepal earthquake relief

Children performed at the Riverfront Library. The event, which was organized by the India Center of Westchester, raised thousands of dollars.

Children performed at the Riverfront Library. The event, which was organized by the India Center of Westchester, raised thousands of dollars.

Children performed at the Riverfront Library. The event, which was organized by the India Center of Westchester, raised thousands of dollars. (6/21/15)

YONKERS - Dozens of Westchester children spent Sunday performing in the name of earthquake relief in Nepal, putting their talents where their hearts are.

Zahin Bashar, 9, of White Plains, was among them. "I'm really worried," said Zahin. "Like, are they going to die or are they going to survive through the earthquake," he said of the chaos surrounding the earthquake in April. Zahin's teacher's son was in Nepal and survived the disaster.

The children performed at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers. The event, which was organized by the India Center of Westchester, raised about $4,000 for earthquake victims and relief efforts.

"The devastation is terrible, terrible," said Siddhartha Basu, president of the India Center. "And, in fact, not only Nepal but parts of India have been affected at this point."

The massive earthquake killed thousands, displaced millions and disrupted day-to-day activities such as access to school and clean water. Some children in Nepal just started going back to school last week, and many parts of the country still lack drinking water, according to officials.

Sunday's performances included South Asian dances and music. Organizers said every penny they raised will go a long way in Nepal.

"The immediate need is food and shelter," said Binod Shah, of the Non-Resident Nepali Association. "And management of water and drugs."

More on this topic

Yonkers Nepal Fundraiser

Non-Resident Nepali Association of USA

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A nor'easter is making its way to the 1 Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible on Monday
A press conference was held in Downtown Brooklyn 2 VIDEO: El Chapo extradited and arraigned in Brooklyn
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 3 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, 4 Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide
Witnesses say a 10-year-old boy was struck by 5 Witnesses: 10-year-old hit by car in Brooklyn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The Afya Foundation is sending medical supplies to Yonkers foundation sends supplies to Nepal

The Afya Foundation is sending medical supplies to the Himalayan nation. For some of the

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE