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Earthquake Remembrance Day – Reflection and Resilience

Earthquake 7.6 Magnitude: A Day of Reflection and Resilience

Today, Nepal observes the seventh anniversary of the devastating Gorkha earthquake. This 7.6 magnitude temblor struck Barpak, Gorkha district, on Baisakh 12, 2072 BS (April 25, 2015) leaving a lasting impact on the nation.

The earthquake’s wrath was felt across numerous districts, including Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and beyond. Tragically, over 9,000 lives were lost, and countless others were injured. Widespread damage to infrastructure, including homes, cultural heritage sites, schools, and healthcare facilities, added to the immense loss. In response to this catastrophe, the government established the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) in Poush 2072 BS to oversee the rebuilding efforts.

Earthquake: A Day of Remembrance and Memorial

At Swift Technology, we join the nation in commemorating the seventh anniversary of the earthquake. We grieve with those who lost loved ones and those impacted by this tragedy. 

The aftermath of the earthquake showcased the incredible spirit of Nepal. In the face of immense hardship, countless individuals came forward to support the recovery efforts. This spirit of unity extended to the IT sector as well. We witnessed a surge in young minds utilizing their tech skills to aid in relief coordination, communication, and information dissemination.

A Day of Remembrance and Awareness

While Nepal mourns the lives lost and the devastation caused, Earthquake Remembrance Day also serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of preparedness. Nepal’s location makes it highly susceptible to seismic activity.

On this day, various programs and initiatives swing into action to raise public awareness about earthquake safety measures. These efforts aim to educate the public on how to stay safe during an earthquake and minimize potential damage.

Building a More Resilient Future

Since the 1990 earthquake on Magh 2, the government has observed Earthquake Safety Day, highlighting the need for continued vigilance. The Gorkha earthquake serves as a powerful impetus to strengthen Nepal’s resilience to future earthquakes.

By actively promoting earthquake preparedness and investing in robust infrastructure, Nepal can strive to build a safer future for its citizens. Let us remember the victims of the Gorkha earthquake and use this day to recommit ourselves to building a more resilient Nepal.

The Rise of IT Resilience

The earthquake in 2072 served as a stark reminder of the importance of a robust IT infrastructure in times of crisis. In its wake, the IT sector in Nepal experienced a period of remarkable growth. Many talented developers and entrepreneurs channeled their efforts into building innovative solutions for disaster preparedness, communication, and resource management.

This surge in IT development not only supported the immediate recovery but also laid the foundation for a more resilient Nepal. Today, the Nepali IT sector is brimming with potential, attracting investments and contributing significantly to the nation’s economic growth.

Looking Forward

As we remember the Gorkha earthquake, we also celebrate the unwavering resilience of Nepal and the positive transformation witnessed within the IT sector. At Swift Technology, we are committed to supporting this growth by fostering innovation and collaboration within the Nepali tech ecosystem.

Together, we can build a future where technology plays a vital role in safeguarding Nepal against unforeseen challenges. Let us honor the memory of those lost by building a stronger, more technologically empowered nation.

Content and Blog Writer: Salina Shree

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