Disabled man on nationwide tour

Damauli, November 5

Tej Bahadur Karki, a differently-abled man on a mission to tour the country on his wheelchair for global peace, arrived in Tanahun’s Damauli today.

The 53-year-old native of Rapcha-4, Okhaldhunga had embarked on the tour about 12 years ago.

He has so far visited 74 districts, including Tanahun, and expects to finish his journey in Kaski by mid-November.

Karki, a former bus driver, lost both his legs in a deadly accident at Jogimara near Kathmandu about 16 years ago. Thirty-three people had lost their lives when the Makalu Yatayat bus he was driving met with an accident.

Karki said that he has visited a number of countries, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and all SAARC countries.

“After the accident, I decided to devote my life to a greater cause of world peace and visited different places to spread the message,” said the man, who, however, bemoaned lack of support from the government.

A team of local women of Shantinagar today handed over some financial assistance to Karki.