Himani Trust, an organization established in Himani Shah’s name organized a fund raising dance party in Soltae Hotel in Kathmandu on November 26, 2011. In the party, members of former royal family including ex-king Gynendra Shah and ex-queen Komal Shah also participated in the party.
The dance party started at 6 PM and lasted till midnight. The Trust had set an entry fee of Rs. 5,000 for an individual and Rs. 7,000 for a couple. The dance party organized by ex-royals in the 5-star hotel
had a strict dress code of black or red.
The princess of the past and the social worker of the present, Himani Shah, has moved to Dolkha for her first major social working through her own NGO, Himani Trust. During the ten days long stay in Namdu village, she will help the development activities in the district including education, health and drinking water. The most important part of her stay will be the interaction with the local people plan accordingly.
The former king Gyanendra Shah Friday inaugurated a NGO named after his daughter-in-law Himani Shah. Inauguration of ‘Himani Trust’ was organized at Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu. In the program, the Chair Person of the Trust, Himani Shah and the vice Chair Person Prerana Shah addressed the gathering. In the inauguration speech, they called the former king and queen ‘Shree Paach’ and ‘sarkar’, the title only given to the Kings and their families during the royal-era. ‘Sarkar’ is a Persian word meaing ‘head of affairs’.
Full text of the speech is posted below (courtesy – nagariknews and the event news video courtesy – nepalnews).
Taking advantage of the current political instability, the royal family is still in the process to get back it’s previous status. They have tried to use the only person in the family without much good or bad public information, Himani Shah, to create sympathy towards monarchy. Another reason of using the previous princess, in the mission, might be her innocent looking face and beauty.
Now, she has decided to conduct the work in a more organized way, by registering a non-government organization named Himani Trust. The Trust is going to be inaugurated today (October 8, 2010) in Soltae Crown Plaza hotel in Kathmandu.