By Ram Khatry, Sydney
7 October 2016
The global president of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Melbourne-based education tycoon Shesh Ghale, is sharing a chartered helicopter this morning (Kathmandu time) with Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) to fly toward the ground zero of Nepal earthquake.
On schedule is the unveiling ceremony of the blueprint of Laprak Model Village, a responsibility NRNA headquarters took up on its shoulders following the 7.8 magnitude temblor that killed nearly nine thousand people.
Laprak, a village near the epicentre of the April 25 mega earthquake in Gorkha district, was literally decimated by the disaster. Hence, the importance of the village NRNA on Friday formally begins the construction of.
PM Prachanda is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the ambitious project at the 18.68 hectare land in Gupsipakha. Once the project is through, the settlement will have 592 households complete with drinking water, electricity, road, telecommunication, school, open ground and park – facilities “not common” in that remote part of the Himalayan nation.
When asked if this Friday morning marked the most important moment in the entire history of the 74-nation strong organisation, Mr Ghale confirmed trough a text message service, “Affirmative!”
“We did everything to make this happen,” the CEO of the MIT Group further added.
Mr Ghale, who was awarded an honorary PhD by Federation University last December, says rest of today’s programme depends on the moodyy weather of the mountainous area he would be heading with the Prime Minister of Nepal.
A number of other leaders of the Nepalese diaspora are also set to participate in the event during which a presentation on the first-of-its-kind project will be made.