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PM Modi’s “Mission LiFE” echoes in Nepal

Hundreds join 5 kilometer run to celebrate PM Modi’s “Mission LiFE”

KATHMANDU: PM Modi’s “Mission LiFE”—a concept to push an environmentally friendly lifestyle echoed in the streets of Kathmandu with a five-kilometer run in the Nepalese capital.

The event, organized by the Embassy of India, started from the iconic Pashupatinath temple complex on Saturday as part of activities to celebrate the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, marking 75 years of Indian independence.

‘The Mission LiFE’ was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the presence of the UN Secretary-General H.E. António Guterres in the Indian State of Gujarat in October 2022 to promote collective action and contributions from individuals, families, and communities towards the fight against climate change.


The environmental initiative encourages individuals across the world to practice simple yet effective environment-friendly actions in their daily lives.


Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Sudan Kiranti along with Ambassador of India to Nepal Naveen Srivastava flagged off the run.

Around 1000 people including noted personalities such as popular actor Pradeep Khadka, mountaineers Purnima Shrestha and Kalpana Maharjan, and Nepali ‘iron-man’ Alok Khatri attended the event.

The top finishers under male and female categories of the run were felicitated 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, according to a press release issued by Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

On the occasion, the Indian ambassador expressed confidence that people of India and Nepal will collectively work towards protecting our planet through a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.

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