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All Eyes On Nepal’s Eye: Magsaysay Awardees In Kathmandu

Ramon Magsaysay Jr. with his son in Kathmandu, Nepal “I see a lot of possibilities for Nepal that is facing challenges on peace, poverty and competitiveness in the globalized world…My late father started his public service during the World War II. I was a four year old boy. Fast forward to 2006. I am an old man, about to finish my second and last term in the Senate. Many a times I wonder am I being as good as my father or not quite up to him?”- Ramon Magsaysay Jr. in Wagle Street Journal.

eye camp where magsaysay awardees visited in kathmandu

They all got eye sight: Poor people from around the country had gathered in the Monastery to be operated in the eyes by a team of doctors led by Dr. Sanduk Ruit, the winner of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards for International Understanding. All pics by Wagle

By Dinesh Wagle
Wagle Street Journal

Saturday blog. [This article appeared in today’s Kathmandu Post and its Nepali version in Kantipur. Tomorrow an encounter with Ramon Magsaysay Jr.]

This was a perfect time to be romantic. Prayer flags were dancing to the tunes of the musical bells, and the cool breeze was blowing- Antonio Meloto became almost emotional. Resting on the baranda of the Pullahari Monastery in Kapan on Friday afternoon, the 56-year-old man from the Philippines was thinking something else. Continue reading All Eyes On Nepal’s Eye: Magsaysay Awardees In Kathmandu