Prince Harry visits Nepal

There’s been some excitement since it was confirmed Prince Harry would visit Nepal – he arrived on Saturday. As I was trolling the English-speaking newspapers and websites, what did I find only a great shot of Prince Harry with an animated Kanak!

Kanak in animated conversation with Prince Harry in Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu. Photo credit Dutourdumonde Photography

Kanak in animated conversation with Prince Harry in Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu. Photo credit Dutourdumonde Photography

I know Kanak Mani Dixit who, along with his wife Shanta, are co-founders of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) in Bhainsepati.  As many of you know, I’ve been associated with SIRC since end 2013.

Besides his work in spinal injury rehabilitation, Kanak wears many hats including journalist and activist …. and member of the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust.  It was in this capacity that Kanak spoke with the Prince on the importance of conserving the extraordinary and threatened architectural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.

Check out the BBC’s account & photos of Prince Harry’s initial two days in Nepal, with another 3 days to go.  If that is true, he’ll be in Nepal for Holi – the Festival of Colours on Wednesday.

If Wednesday is remotely like it was for me in 2014, it’ll be bedlam!!  From what I know of Prince Harry, he’ll likely be the first one, chucking coloured powder in the free-for-all carnival of colours that is Holi.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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One Response to Prince Harry visits Nepal

  1. Mick Canning says:

    Holi – yes, bedlam! I’m intending to do a post on it shortly. I’ve been in India twice for Holi, and it was certainly an experience!

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