Himstar fest
KATHMANDU: Himstar marked the International Day of Climate Action by distributing CFL bulbs for free in different parts of the country. It has drawn the people’s attention to the heat given off by normal bulbs and shown the advantages of CFL bulbs and their environment-friendly benefits. The campaign was helped by students of Rato Bangala School with the slogan “CFL for 350”. Over 25 students volunteered for the programme and showed their concern at climate change. CFL uses less power and has a longer rated life giving enough amount of light. — HNS
Tourist arrivals
TANAHUN: Tourist arrivals have gone up after an alternate road was constructed to Siddha Gufa (cave) at Bimalnagar in Bandipur VDC-6 of Tanahun. It is said to be the largest cave in Asia. The cave earlier reached in an hour from Bimalnagar near the Prithvi highway can be reached in 20 minutes now via the alternate road. More than hundred tourists come daily, said Siddha Gufa Management Committee chairman Lalkaji Shrestha. Earlier, around 60 visitors used to come daily, he said. Indian, Japanese, Chinese, US and Swiss tourists and internal tourists from Gorkha, Pokhara, Kathmandu, Birgunj, and Dharan also come. The scenery around the cave is enchanting. Nepal Tourism Board constructed the one-km alternate road. — RSS
Kali Gandaki river fest
SYANGJA: The second Kali Gandaki River Rafting and National River Festival is being organized in Syangja from Oct 29-31 with the aim of developing the Kali Gandaki as a rafting destination for tourists. Kali Gandaki River Rafting and National River Festival has been organized the festival last year also. Main organising committee chaiman Dr Buddhi Gurung said for a 28km rafting distance different places of Syangja and Palpa district have been chosen between Ratnapur to Jyagdighat. Last year, over 2,000 people participated in rafting and over 30,000 locals celebrated the festival. — RSS