The first Earthquake came on the day of Saturday. I was inside home with my mother, brother and maternal uncle. But my Father was in Bhaktapur city. He is mechanic specialized in repairing elevators. Well, about us, we were watching Television at that time. At first, electricity was gone. We do have lot of electricity cut off so it is normal in Nepal. But before we could guess if it was the cut off time, everything started moving: the cupboard, television, walls and even ourselves.
We lived in the ground floor. While we were inside, we heard people screaming. All at once, my mother and maternal uncle took us out of the house. We were so frighten that we didn’t cared of slippers or shoes to put on. The ground was moving like a wave, poles and houses were shaking. Some flower pots from the houses were falling into ground. And old granny beside me got fainted. One of my neighbors who lived on 4th floor was hurt badly while running madly down the stairs. Everything was like a terrifying dream. It was hard to believe what was going on. Why the ground was shaking fiercely shaking. We had no choice, my mother pulled me and my brother to take into open space. Our place was densely populated, we could hardly find any big open place. We and our neighbors kept running with hope of living. And then we found one. It was already packed with people in fears and tears.
After saving ourselves, we thought of my father. We tried a lot on phone, but the network was congested. We stayed in the open space. I was trying to hear what elder people were saying. Some were getting news updates from facebook. People were calling their families and friends to ensure safety. My father came worried. He was in tears. He said at that time, he was repairing an elevator in the shopping Mall. Just then the elevator got fall and he could escape it. Luckily he was in the ground floor to run away quickly. Just in front of his mall, a big gate beside the main road got fall and trapped 3 people inside it. In the evening, we took some of our clothes and came to the open space. We had no tents. We slept under cold open sky that night. Ground was shaking in each interval of 2-3 hours and it used to be too big. I feared if the ground tears apart and we go inside the ground. But thankfully, that never happened.
Then after some days, we went to our ancestral home in pokhara. Most of the earthquake epicenter was around Kathmandu. So, pokhara was a bit safe place. Every time I watched televisions. I used to watch English and Indian news channel also to see how they seriously they were broadcasting about Nepal Quake. Nepal is beautiful country full of cultural heritages. We have Mt. Everest (tallest mountain in the world) along with 8 highest mountains in the world. Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. We are second rich in water resources. We are a small kingdom but our heart is very big. How can I see such loss in this beautiful Himalayan Kingdom? We thank all the world for your concern. We will definitely rise again.
Age: 15 years
School: Morning Glory High School