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LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 to Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2014

Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent received LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 on the occasion of 5th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day. The award was given by Consulate General of Victoria His Excellency Chandra Yonjan in a function after Pako Festa parade in Geelong on 22nd of February, 2014. The award was supposed to be awarded on 1st of December, 2013 in a function organised in Melbourne, however; Mr. Clarke and Mr. Kent could not attend the program because of their program in Nepal.

LKDM Friend of Nepal Award to Brad Clarke

Justification of the Award:

“Australia and Australians fall in love with Nepal, the birthplace  of Buddha and home to Sagamartha, Mt. Everest.  When Australians travel to Nepal, we are captured by the physical beauty of the Himalaya and its people.  We celebrate the wealth of Nepali hospitality and genuine kindness to each other and leg-weary travellers alike” – say  Graeme Kent and Brad Clarke.

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Nepal Project: Young Australians plan to Climb Above Intolerance

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 22, 2013

By Brad Clarke, Geelong

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Australian team members celebrate with local Champa Devi family, Kirtipur District, Kathmandu

In October 2070 (2013) a group of very motivated young people will visit Nepal in an attempt to summit Mera Peak (6476m), Khumbu District, supported by the most experienced and skilled staff of the Himalayan Guiding Institute. The small group of Australians come from very different backgrounds and cultures. Some of the group are former refugees whose journeys to Australia were very difficult and dangerous. Brad Clarke, the Group Leader spoke about the plans for the climb.

Aussie Action Abroad team works on local church building, Bulbhule, Lamjung District, Annapurna Region.

Aussie Action Abroad team works on local church building, Bulbhule, Lamjung District, Annapurna Region.

“We have put together a team of young Australians to highlight that people from all cultures and backgrounds can work together to achieve great things, even when there are large differences in lifestyle and beliefs. And the beautiful Republic of Nepal is simply the most wonderful place to showcase this.” Read the rest of this entry »

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