Her Excellency Nicola Pollitt recently visited Headquarters British Gurkhas Nepal (BGN) in Kathmandu where she was received by Commander BGN Colonel Paul Smith, Deputy Commander BGN Lieutenant Colonel Simon Townsend, Deputy Chief Of Staff BGN Major Narendrakumar Gurung and Gurkha Major BGN Major Ranjankumar Badgami.
It was wonderful to have the HMA take part in the Puja service and the Dashain cultural programme at Headquarters BGN. Also, ‘Ghatasthapana’ – the beginning of Dashain festival, was marked fervently in British Gurkhas Pokhara (BGP). Officers and Staff at BGP performed rituals including erecting of the Bamboo (Linga) to mark the advent of the festival.
We wishes everyone a Happy Bijaya Dashami 2078 !
विजया दशमी २०७८ को सबैलाई हार्दिक मङ्गलमय शुभकामना !
Nicola Kathryn Pollitt was appointed her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in November 2019. Prior to this appointment she was the Additional Director in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate in FCO from 2017 to 2018.
Nicola joined FCO in 2003 in the Consular Directorate as the Head of Child Abduction Unit and has since worked across different departments in the FCO and No10 including in the role of Assistant Private Secretary to the Prime Minister from 2014 to 2016.