Today marked the 1 year anniversary since the earthquake. My good friend Roni had worked very closely with the community to create an afternoon of events to help mark the remembrance of the tragedy.
After lunch we headed over to the school to sit along side the children whilst they watched short factual videos on the earthquake and the aid efforts that followed. Once this was finished some of the school children invited us to come and watch a play they had produced for us on the effects of the earthquake in their village.
Although I’d been living in the village for quite a while I understood what had happened on the Bachchhala school site but I struggled to pluck up the courage to ask what had happened within the rest of the village. The children had created a very touching play that helped us understand and had many of both us and the locals in tears.
Following this we were invited along with the community to each light a candle in the village temple.