Event held to commemorate manhole victim

Kathmandu, November 3

A ‘ghost bike’ was placed near the manhole, where 38-year-old cyclist Shyam Sundar Shrestha fell into and died on October 27, in Kirtipur, today.

Civil society activists’ placed a white colored cycle near the manhole to pay tribute to cyclist Shrestha. The memorial is to remind of the negligence of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited, which left the manhole open. Manokranti Centre, Nepal Cycling Association and other organisations had jointly organised the programme to offer tribute to late Shrestha.

During the programme, motivator of Manokranti Centre Yogi Navaraj Phuyal demanded punishment for employees who were negligent towards their duties.

“Shrestha had contributed a lot for the country. As a yogi, he represented Nepal by teaching yoga and travelled to different places across the country and beyond sharing the knowledge of yoga,” added Phuyal.

Phyal informed that a group of yogi met Shrestha’s family in Kriyaputri Bhawan at Pashupati during the 13-day mourning ritual.

Journalist Kanak Mani Dixit said instead of converting the city into a smart city, it was better to develop the city as a cycle-friendly city.

Cycle is a symbol of peace and the country should be made cycle-friendly, added  Dixit.