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Prince Harry plays volleyball with students of earthquake ravaged school

Britain's Prince Harry greets an earthquake victim as he visit the camp for displaced families after last year's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar - RTSBBBW

Kathmandu: British Prince Harry on Tuesday arrived in Okhare village from Deurali after completing one and a half hours trekking at Gaunda 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.

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. (ANI)