6/1/2015-PCD Dallas Team and volunteers team headed to Arutar, Gorkha after a night spent in Malekhu. The village was up high in the mountain. The road was unpaved and passed through many cliffs with no guardrails. As we reached Arutar, we encountered many Police men and Army men spreading across the region. They were waiting for the Prachanda and his team’s arrival. As per some authorities, Prachanda was grown up in Arutar. He went to Arutar School. As we moved further, we witnessed a school where he used to teach before he went on to become a famous political leader. He was coming to the village to observe the scale of damage done by earthquake. In a nearby area, Chandra Darai, a local native, helped organize our event in Arutar. He also gave us a quick tour around the village. We barely saw any standing houses. It was one of many hardest hit areas in Gorkha. We went further toward our event destination where 200 families were waiting to receive the supplies. In a short time, we distributed 200 Mosquito Nets, 200 Torch Lights, 50 Lactogen (Infant Formula), and few snacks treat for children. As we were returning, we caught the glimpse of Prachanda. He was accompanied by several security personnel. As we reached halfway through, our rental SUV suffered a flat tire. The driver had one extra tire. After a mile drive, another tire punctured again. He ran out of his deposit tire. The driver called the owner. And, we had to wait 3 long hours in the mountain until we received another tire. In the wait period, We were inundated with the presence of heat. The temperature felt like above 95 degrees. We returned Malekhu safely, but with so much heat, I felt very exhausted and nauseous. The next morning, PCD team headed to Kathmandu for the well being checkup.
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