'Run For Life' Held In The Pashupatinath Temple Complex Has Been Concluded

Jan 21, Kathmandu- The Embassy of India, Kathmandu, organized a five-kilometer 'Run for LiFE' at the Pashupatinath Temple complex on 21 January 2023 to spread the concept of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) as part of its activities to celebrate 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

The run was flagged off by Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Sudan Kiranti along with Ambassador of India to Nepal Naveen Srivastava. Around 1000 people participated in the program including noted personalities such as actor Pradeep Khadka, mountaineers Purnima Shrestha and Kalpana Maharjan, and Nepali ‘iron-man’ Alok Khatri. The top finishers under the male and female categories of the run were awarded by Minister Kirati and Ambassador Srivastava with LiFE medals made out of recycled metal and a small plant as their commitment to Lifestyle for Environment. Ambassador said, "The People of India and Nepal will collectively work towards protecting our planet through a more environmentally conscious lifestyle".

Mission LiFE was launched by the  Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the presence of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in October 2022 to promote collective action and contributions from individuals, families, and communities towards the fight against climate change. It encourages individuals across the world to practice simple yet effective environment-friendly actions in their daily lives.