Running Edinburgh marathon for Mugu Health Post
A group of four young Nepali professionals from Nepalese Himalayan Association Scotland are running EDINBURGH MARATHON on Sunday, 27th May 2012 in support of Mugu Health post established and operated by Help Nepal Network. Rajendra, Vibhu, Pradeep and Nabin have been taking part in various running events and have widely travelled to different part of Scotland for the sake of running. This year they have chosen Help Nepal as their charity to support.
Mugu is one of the remote districts of Nepal. Every year the district faces acute food shortage. More than food and other amenities, the inhabitants are devoid of basic health facilities. To support the health care need of the people of Mugu, Help Nepal with support from like minded organizations and individuals established the health post in the year 2004 and is providing operational cost for the health post since the establishment. The Network relies on help of individuals and organization like Nepalese Himalayan Association Scotland to help keep the health post running. The support from Rajendra, Vibhu, Pradeep and Nabin is highly appreciable.
THE TEAM IN THEIR OWN WORDS
“What you own is not yours but what you give to others is yours”
I work as a Researcher for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen and volunteer as a secretary for the Nepalese Himalayan Association Scotland( Registered charity based in Aberdeen). I am also a frequent blood donor. Running has now come up as a passion in my life. Not only do I run for well-being and altruism but also to contribute charity to raise funds. I have already participated in numerous charitable races including the, 10Km, 10 Miles and half marathons in Scotland. Health and happiness are other factors that entice me to run. The Edinburgh marathon will be my first full marathon. Running has given a new definition to my life. It has helped me to develop healthy eating habits. Every run generates a new hope inside me.
Dr. Vibhu Paudyal:
I work at the Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. I started running in 2008 and am very keen to continue this. I lead Jog Scotland running group at the University of Aberdeen as a registered leader. I embarked on running long distances since last year when I first did my half marathon. Edinburgh will be my first full marathon experience. I believe that running for charitable purpose is the best way to look after your own health and to care about others at the same time. I hope you will join the cause by donating as much as you can. Remember, no amount is too little!
Surya Nath (Pradeep) Marahatta:
I worked as an ESL teacher in Nepal for nearly a decade. Currently, I am conducting an independent research on “The efficacy of yoga in cardiac health”. Athletics has always been an inseparable part of my life. Although I have been enjoying a range of sport activities including swimming, martial arts, yoga and occasional runs, I undertook intensive running practice late this year. I run for my mental and physical wellbeing. It has helped me in concentrating on my day-to-day activities as well as boosting my confidence to an unprecedented height. I recently ran the “Global Energy Group Inverness half marathon” successfully and am running the Edinburgh Marathon. I believe that the Edinburgh Marathon will add another golden chapter in my running habit. Apart from that, the ‘feel-good factor’ that comes from running for a cause is simply brilliant. I trust that our combined efforts will carry smiles to the people of Mugu, all the way from Scotland.
Nabin Kumar Chhetri:
I work as a research writer and a columnist. I also consider myself as a poet. There were various factors that inspired me to run. Raising money for charity, being healthy and having a positive frame of mind were among the chief reasons that pulled me towards this magical habit. The joy we feel from doing something for the needy is unparalleled. After a few 5ks, 10ks and the Dundee Half Marathon, I am preparing for the Full Marathon. I have been training regularly for this event for more than a year. Despite the ice-cold weather of Scotland, regular cramps, emotional setbacks, fatigue and food restraints, running has been an enjoyable vocation. When you have legs that can run unlike so many people who can’t, and by doing it, if you can add more years to your life, it is time to stop thinking and just run. It does not matter whether you win or lose a race because by running you will always win life, health and happiness.
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