Food for Life Global affiliate, ISKCON Tokyo has been steadily providing help to survivors of the recent Tsunami in Japan. ISKCON Tokyo volunteer coordinator, Sunjay Krishna Das, says the Tokyo’s schools, offices, transportation, hospitals, fire brigade, and police are all on duty with a significant capacity.
Currently, the ISKCON volunteers are taking care of around fifty Nepali nationals, who fled from the badly hit city of Sendai, where they had been studying Japanese at the university. The refugees are expected to stay in the ISKCON Cultural Centre until they can either be rehabilitated or return to Nepal.
“The Nepalese and other survivors have been receiving rice and mixed vegetables since they arrived, as well as water and blankets,” explained Sunjay.
“We plan to have a fundraising event for those affected by the earthquake—offering prayers and seeing how we can serve the affected people even more.”
“However great a nation may be—the third largest economy in the world, the most organized, the most technically advanced—the fury of nature can devastate it all in a few minutes,” he says. “This should humble the intelligent, and help us understand the supremacy of higher powers and our own insignificance.”
Food for Life Global is helping to expand the relief effort provided by ISKCON Tokyo with funds and more volunteers.
Refugees enjoying their hot meal
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