Pokhara, March 22: British Prince Henry Charles Albert David ‘Harry’ today visited the British Gurkha Camp at Lamachaur and paid heartfelt tributes to the British Gurkha soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Prince Harry wore the British Army uniform when attending the ceremony. Peace hymns were recited as per Hindu and Buddhist tradition praying for the eternal peace of the Gurkha soldiers’ departed souls.
On the occasion, Prince Harry extended condolences to the bereaved family members of the soldiers.
The ceremony was attended by British Ambassador to Nepal, Richard Morris, and British Gurkha soldiers.
At least 11 Gurkha soldiers were martyred in Afghanistan. They include Yuvraj Rai, Krishna Prasad Dura, Kumar Pun, Arjun Pun, Remand Kulung, Ishwor Gurung, Suraj Gurung, Suraj Limbu, Sachin Limbu, Gajendra Gurung and Siddhartha Gurung. A two minutes’ silence was also observed in the memory of the martyred Gurkha soldiers.
Prince Harry also planted tree saplings at the ceremony. He is scheduled to return to Kathmandu later in the day. RSS