Nepal 15 February: Pokhara
The Peace Run team all woke up early to be blessed with a beautiful sunrise overlooking such a dramatic landscape.
Rainbow Academic Homes was the first school for today with a large number of students greeting us with their own Peace Run banner!
The students were lining our entrance, surrounding the courtyard and up on the balconies looking down on the proceedings.
Sonia Gurung welcomed the Peace Run to the school, with an inspired speech expressing how peace is made by our own hands.
Prakash Paudel – Chairman – Ward No. 15
Sushil Raj Parajuli - School Chairperson
Baburam Baral - School Principal
Rainbow Academic Students led us out of the school to a meeting point with students of SOS Village School, the second for the day.
A group of students made their way to the stage to perform a Newari cultural dance for all in attendance. Nepal has 230 different language groups.
Pratik Sharma ended the school's presentation with a poem, an excerpt of which ...
“Peace is not a state.
In which we never met.
Peace is a relationship now I realise.
Which gives strength for everyone to rise”...
The MC Chudamani Subedi then invited the Peace Run team back onto the stage, where we tested the students geography knowledge.
Principal Rajendra Shrestha, kindly returned to the stage to received a Certificate of Appreciation and a small gift from the Peace Run team.
A group of students then kindly led us back out of the school, and delivered us to students from Lekhnath Vibhuti Higher Sec School.
All the Peace Run team were then invited to the audience seating for the National Anthem and performances.
The students of Class 2 presented a Peace Run song to us “light a candle for peace, light a candle for love, light a candle to send around the world”
Principal Shreekrishna Adhikari came onto the stage to receive the Certificate of Appreciation and artwork for the school.
Each Peace Runner received a poster from the school as a token of their gratitude for the team coming to visit.
The school very generously provided our runners with a delicious lunch served in a separate part of the school.
the torch was run around the grounds with the Peace Run Team lining the outside giving high fives to all the students as they ran around, lead by their teachers. Beni Gurung led the run.
The academic advisors of the School receiving the certificate of appreciation and Jharna Kala artwork.
The team lingered for a few more moments at our last school in Pokhara and we were in no rush to leave.
Taking a moment to capture in our hearts the incredible and uplifting time the Peace Run team had in Pokhara.