British Prince Harry who had been on an official visit to Nepal for five days to celebrate bicentennial anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Nepal and Britain, has extended his stay by another 6 days to work on an earthquake relief project in a remote village.The 31-year old Prince Harry is helping the locals in Lapu VDC-3, Gorkha district by involving himself in rebuilding Prabhat Kiran Secondary School, which was entirely damaged by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. Ever since Prince has been seen carrying stones and wood in Doko, a traditional bamboo basket.
Harry walked for three hours to reach the school from near the Prithivi Highway where locals and students welcomed him with flower garlands and khada.
A total of 11 rooms will be constructed for the school in support of Team Rubicon. Members of Prince Harry’s team comprise 17 British nationals, most of whom are former soldiers, and three Nepalis.
Aside from the school Prince Harry is also working at a local small hydropower project at the bank of Budhigandaki that was also damaged by the quake of April 25, 2015.
“The people I have met and the beauty of this country make it very hard to leave,” said Prince Harry, adding, “I really hope that everyone who took an interest in the tour can see Nepal is a country you really have to come and visit”
“You have to come and see world heritage sites like Patan Durbar Square and be inspired by Nepal's history. You have to come to see beautiful Bardia National Park. The work there is an example of how the conservation battle can be won.”
Prince Harry’s remark is suffice to prove that Nepal is undoubtedly one of the best destinations, if not the best, in the world. The underlying message of Prince Harry’s visit is that Nepal is a safe destination for all world travelers to visit.