The project Mitratā was initiated with the intention of expanding Rotaract friendship beyond the borders and this time: getting to know Rotaractors in Nepal. This project was done in collaboration with some Rotaract Clubs in Rotaract International District 3292 – Nepal and Bhutan. The second phase of the project United We Stand was successfully completed during the service visit to Nepal.
On the 9th of November after visiting Nagarkot, being mesmerized by the amazing view of first sun rays touching the snowy mountains and exploring the Durbar square areas in Bhaktapur, we gathered to Srijanshil Children’s Welfare in Kageshowari for a joint community service project. After that we gathered in a small restaurant for special joint general meeting with Rotaract Club of Kathmandu. The meeting was completed with the presence of enthusiastic Rotaractors from both clubs.
Rtr. Lokesh, president of the Rotaract club of Kathmandu called the meeting to order and the proceedings followed by the Rotaract formalities and the national anthems of both countries. Then we had wonderful time by sharing the Rotaract moments of the both clubs. The meeting was followed by a letterhead exchange between the two clubs and we shared some gifts among us. The meeting ended with a fellowship lunch where we were able to taste some scrumptious authentic Nepalese food. It was a really good experience for all the Rotaractors from Sri Lanka to engage with these Nepalese Rotaractors and have a memorable time with them.
Nepalese Rotaractors were enthusiastic to welcome us to Nepal and in the evening, we were able to have a cup of tea with some Rotaractors from two other clubs in Kathmandu. Rtr Samprash Dotel and Rtr. Rishi Raj Adhikari from Rotaract Club of Kathmandu North and Rtr. Resh Raj Pokharel from Rotaract Club of Sukedhara was eagerly waited to meet us. Hence, we met at the Boudhanath temple and went to have a cup of tea with them in the evening. They gave us some valuable travel advices for the upcoming days in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well. We shared some gifts with them and had our second letterhead exchanges with Rotaract Club of Kathmandu and Rotaract Club of Sukedhara. Their hospitality was amazing, and they sure made our stay in Nepal easier.
We were able to expand our friendship with few Rotaract clubs in Kathmandu during our short stay in Kathmandu and they did not forget to accompany us back to the Tribhuvan International Airport on the 13th as well. I strongly believe that our effort to accomplish the Rotary’s theme for this year “Rotary Connects the World” was success through the project “Mitratā”.
Rtr. Hasitha Prashan