Kathmandu, Mar. 22 : British Prince Harry on Tuesday arrived in Okhare village from Deurali after completing one and a half hours trekking atGaunda VDC in the eastern part of Lamjung district. Prince Harry, who is on a five-day-long official visit to Nepal, was warmly greeted with traditional rituals by the local residents of Gurung and Tamang communities. (Also Read: Prince Harry lauds resilience of Nepalese people)

Upon his arrival here, Prince Harry also played volleyball with the students of Gaunda Secondary School, one of the quake-ravaged academic institutions in Lamjung. Gyanmani Nepal, Chief District Officer of Lamjung, welcomed the British Prince. Prince Harry observed the school building that was damaged from the devastating earthquake last April.

The Gurkha Welfare Scheme (GWS) is taking a lead for the reconstruction of the quake-hit schools in the region. Yesterday, the British Prince visited Bardiya National Park where he enjoyed a boat ride and jungle safari. He also toured a Tharu settlement and met the locals there. Prince Harry arrived in Kathmandu on March 19 on the occasion of bicentenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the United Kingdom.