फेब्रुअरी 16, 2020 Live from the road


Reported by Devashishu Torpy 10.0 km

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.

Torch carried by
Adhiratha Keefe (United States), Anubha Baird (Australia), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Florbela Caniceiro (Portugal), Harashita Sunaoshi (Japan), Homagni Baptista (Australia), Kanyaka Arini (Indonesia), Mahakulina Obersnel (Slovenia), Nepalese Runners (Nepal), Nikolaus Drekonja (Austria), Salil Wilson (Australia), Shumbhani Juarez (Guatemala), Sweta Pradhan (Nepal), Tyagini Furukawa (Japan), Urdhacheta Yap (Singapore), Zakir Hossain (Bangladesh).  
Shumbhani Juarez, Urdhacheta Yap
The torch has travelled 10.0 km in Pokara.

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