Aussie PM visits Surjen Magar’s home in Tasmania 


In what Australian media reports have said as an attempt to have a teenager’s wish come true, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited 15-year-old Surjen Magar’s home in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Saturday.

Surjen Magar talks to Aussy PM Tony Abbott. Also seen in the middle is Surjen's mother (Picture courtesy: ABC News)
Surjen Magar talks to Aussie PM Tony Abbott. Also seen in the middle is Surjen’s mother
(Picture courtesy: ABC News)

The visit became possible through an initiative of the Make A Wish Foundation, according to reports.

Surjen, who is known as Suman among his family members and friends, has been under treatment for leukemia, has long expressed his desire to meet the Prime Minister and thank him in person for all the cares and supports he has been receiving after his resettlement.

PM Abbott was received by Surjen’s family members and other Bhutanese, where he reportedly spent around 20 minutes.

Surjen also requested the PM to reunite him with his uncle’s four-member family from Nepal. The Prime Minister was quoted as saying, “I couldn’t offer any guarantees, but it was very nice to meet the boy and his family.”

“Obviously, this is a pretty tough time in Surjen’s life, but it’s good to be here with him,” ABC quoted the Prime Minister as saying after the meeting.

“It’s very gratifying to have the thanks of Surjen and his family for the welcome that they’ve received here in Australia.”

Editor’s Note: The pictures in gallery are taken from Suman Magar’s Facebook

 Video courtesy: ABC News