HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A cycle rally for girls was organised in the Capital today to mark the International Day of the Girl Child, which is observed globally on October 11.
The rally, which started from Basantapur Durbar Square at 8am and concluded at Patan Durbar Square, saw the participation of over 100 girls from various parts of the country.
Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel inaugurated the rally.
The interagency task team and Cycle City Network Nepal, the organisers, said the idea behind organising the girls only cycle rally was to signify woman’s self control over her mobility and to reflect the fact that the 21st century women are independent, empowered and liberated. “It also shows that the society is changing and that cycle is not ‘only-for-male vehicle,” Poudel said. The rally was aimed at creating awareness about the importance of girls’ education and their empowerment.