Nepal 16 February: Pokara

The Gurungs

Our day begins high up on a hill outside Pokhara. This venue has been acquired in order to build a large statue of Lord Buddha. The vision is for an 80 metre tall statue, but it all depends on negotiations with the Aviation authorities.

Mrs Poonam Gurung, President of the NRNA in the United Kingdom. The NRNA have donated a large amount of money towards this project.

The Peace Run team offer a soulful rendition of Sri Chinmoy's song dedicated to Lord Buddha, Namo Namo.

Ladies from the local community.

Dr Davidson Hepburn, President of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO and former representative of the Bahamas to the United Nations.

In the evening we present the new film by Sanjay Rawal- 3100: Run and Become

Many special guests have been invited including organisers and participants in the Pokhara Marathon.

The event is hosted by Tej Bahadur Gurung (left), Vice-President of the Nepal Olympic Committee and organiser of the Pokhara Marathon. Seated on the right is Dr Davidson Hepburn, President of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO.

A young athlete shares his experience of doing his first marathon and comments on the profound inspiration he received watching this film.