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Prince Harry mingles with locals to celebrate Holi (in pictures)

Harry3LAMJUNG:  British Prince Henry Charles Albert David ‘Harry’ on Tuesday celebrated the Hindu festival of colours, Holi or Phagu Poornima, playing with carnival of colour powders.

Prince Harry mingled with the locals at the Gaunda Secondary School at Gaunda VDC in the western hilly district of Lamjung to mark the Holi festival, which is also known as the festival of harmony, reconciliation, love and joy.

Local Panchakanyas (five girls dressed in traditional attires) – Raj Kumari Thapa, Bhawi Gurung, Anju Gurung, Sujata Gurung and Mahima Gurung – smeared red colour powder on Harry to crank up the festival.

Prince Harry, who is on a five-day visit to Nepal, arrived at the Gurung-majority village on Monday after travelling to Bardiya. He has been able to share and mingle with the Nepal folk culture and tradition of the locality to win the hearts of the locals.

The British heartthrob walked for at least an hour after touching down in Lamjung from a chopper and participated in the Gurung community’s cultural programme on Monday.

The Prince has served along with the Gurkha Rifles of the British Army in Afghanistan and specially likes Gurkha soldiers’ bravery, sacrifice, and courageous feats. He is also a nature-lover and is fond of the wilderness and pristine landscapes.

–  RSS/TKP

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