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Prince Harry to call on PM Oli this evening

बिराट नेपाल

Kathmandu, March 19: Visiting British Prince Harry will call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the PM's official residence at Baluwatar this evening.

Later the same evening, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa, will host a reception in Prince Harry's honour during which the latter will meet Nepal Government ministers and senior officials.

On Sunday, Prince Harry will call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Presidential Office at Shital Niwas.

Prince Harry's visit to Nepal also marks his deep concern towards the losses inflicted by the destructive earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25 last year.

The British heartthrob will also visit the Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where he will view the damage to the ancient royal palace and the surrounding temples and observe the ongoing work to restore cultural monuments through traditional craft skills such as wood carving and gilding. He will also visit the renowned, 'Golden Temple' at Nagbahal in Patan. He is also scheduled to meet community members who cooked and offered shelter to those affected by the disaster.

Prince Harry will then travel on to Bhaktapur, about 45 minutes' drive from Kathmandu, where he will visit a pre-positioning site for emergency supplies. The facility, which is run by the Nepal Red Cross Society with funding from DFID, provided assistance to 800 households during the initial 24 hours after the massive earthquake struck. He will also inquire of the emergency supplies including shelter kits, water, sanitation equipment and household items that the Nepal Red Cross distributed to the quake survivors. The DFID had provided the emergency supplies to the Red Cross.

Prince Harry will then travel on to visit a temporary camp for families displaced by the quake and hold a joint meeting with around 250 quake-stricken people, a quarter of whom are children. The Prince will listen to their experiences of having survived the traumatic event.

Prince Harry's excursion into Nepal's natural heritage
On Monday and Tuesday, Prince Harry's engagements will include visits to Bardiya, Lamjung and Pokhara. The 32-year-old wild life enthusiast will visit the Bardiya National Park which together with the neighbouring Banke National Park forms the largest tiger conservation area in Asia.

At around 1000 sq km of forest and grassland, Bardiya is also home to wild elephants, rhinos, crocodiles and more than 250 species of bird.The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been extending financial and technical support for conservation and preservation of the national park. On average 10,000 tourists visit the park every year to view its wildlife via trekking, rafting and 4W safaris.

During his stay there, Prince Harry will have an opportunity to experience rafting on the Khauraha River and view tiger camera traps in the jungle. He will also visit Dalla, a local community which is benefiting from the economic potential of tourism by offering home stays to visitors.

Then Prince Harry will travel north to the late city of Pokhara, where he will take part in a trek in the foothills of the Himalayas.

As part of his trip to Nepal, Harry, enthusiastic of trekking into the Himalayas, will go for a trek in Lamjung.He is also scheduled to meet the families of former Gurkha soldiers who served the United Kingdom crowns in Lamjung and will spend the whole night at a Gurkha homestay there.

Thereafter, he will travel to touristic Pokhara and view panorama of the Nepal's tourism capital, the British Embassy in Nepal said.He will enjoy various cultural shows demonstrated by local community during his trip to Pokhara, Lamjung and Bardiya, while watching the sun set over the Himalayas.

Prince Harry will also participate in child conference to be organised for the first time in Nepal by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare with financial and technical support from United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UK's Department for International Development.

He is scheduled to visit Kanti Children's Hospital in Kathmandu the same day and take stock of the hospital's situation.The Prince will also visit Sanothimi Technical School in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur and take stock of technical education being offered there.Harry is scheduled to make public a report about his trip to Nepal after wrapping up his five-day visit. RSS


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