Kathmandu, April 22 The government will hold an official condolence meeting on the premises of the remains of Dharahara on Baisakh 12 (April 24) to observe 1 year memorial of last year’s earthquake and pay floral tributes to nearly 9,000 people who lost their lives in the disaster. According to a memorial programme schedule made public by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will be the chief guest of the condolence meeting. District administration offices and district coordination committees will also organise condolence meetings at local levels to remember people killed in the earthquakes. The same day, the government will hold a candle light vigil at Maitighar Mandala in the name of the deceased at 7:00 pm. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to launch the construction of an ‘Earthquake Memorial, 2015’ in Barpak, Gorkha besides inaugurating Integrated Housing Development Program in Laprak of the same district. For this, a tripartite agreement will be signed among the National Reconstruction Authority, Ministry of Urban Development and Non-Resident Nepali Association. The memorial will be dedicated to the persons killed in the earthquakes last year. Similarly, the government will launch private housing subsidy scheme in at least one VDC of each constituency where the survey has been completed. On recovery of heritages of historical and archaeological importance, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation with the Department of Archaeology will launch the reconstruction of Khadga Yogini Temple (Sankhu), Anantapur Temple (Swoyambhu), Bhansha Gopal Temple (Hanumandhoka), Phasideg (Bhaktapur) and Mani Mandap (Lalitpur) in Kathmandu Valley.
Condolence meeting to be held to remember people killed in quakes
Published: 01:06 am Apr 23, 2016