Pushkar Shah : A humble person
Pushkar Shah has been in Vienna since last Friday, August 15, 2008. I had heard and read about him when I was in my college days around AD 1998-99. He started the world tour on two wheels with almost impossible target due to no solid financial sponsor. But 11 years after the almost forgotten start, he is known through the world. Many conscious people about cycling know and have high regard for him. He came across hundreds of cultures and hundreds of thousands of people round the globe. Sometimes he drinks alcohol and dances somewhere in Peru, whereas sometimes he is on the escape to stay alive in Johannesberg, or he is on the verge of losing his life just for just $10 in USA, sometimes he is overwelmed with the warm welcome by many European people and Nepali diaspora. He never forgets to thank those people he meets on the way, they helped him with their pennies with his golden, unforgetting smile.
Many people ask him many question about his journey, private life and family. He is not bothered to answer the same questions that he answered hundreds of times. He retains his smile and keeps himself full of life. I found himself much more sparkling than what I have read about him. Long tiring journey could not fade him and his smile, rather he seems to have created a great spout of energy inside him. He spreads the messege of love, peace and brotherhood. The journey across 125 countries has taught him to be humble and smiling.
Long live Pushkar and so do your Objectives !!! I salute you.
Wienmandu Blogger Mitra KHATTRI posing with Cyclist Pushkar Shah
Cafe Restaurant Himalaya, the first station of gathering
Mr. Shah recollecting the different experiences during his journey
This best friend of Mr. Shah was presented by the first Everest conquerer Sir Edmund Hillary, NZ
On little bit more zoomed in, promotion Nepal as “the Land of Everest” can be seen.
On zooming in on his bag, flags of many countries travelled by him can be seen.
Poor Hari Dai, forgotton that the Hero is on his backside.
Sheela Steiner, passing comments on everything regardless of Shah’s narration
Mr: Shah posing for photo shoot with new friends living in Vienna, Austria
Station 2 of Gathering : Yak and Yeti, the oldest Nepali Restaurant in Vienna, Austria
Mr. Shah is interviewed and is interacting with an Austrian Reporter and other Nepalese
At the end of the ceremony, Baburam honouring Mr. Shah by offering him Khādā
Click, click !!! Another photo session with Raj and Kanchha, the owners of Yak and Yeti
Buddha, the symbol of Peace worldwide, which is the mail slogan of Mr. Shah
A collection of articles and new-clippings published in many newspapers throughout the world
His visiting card issued by Lions Club with Global Roaming Service
(All Photo credit: Mitra KHATTRI)