Army’s health camp

BHAKTAPUR: Hundreds of locals in five VDCs of Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kavre districts benefited from a mobile health camp organised by Singhanath Battalion of Royal Nepali Army at the Ranikot Bharyang of Sipadole, Bhaktapur. Locals from VDCs including Gundu and Sipadole of Bhaktapur, Ryale of Kavre and Lamatar of Lalitpur came to the camp. Military doctors provided free health check up and medicines free of cost. Lieutenant Colonel Kuber Thapa also handed over educational and sports materials to Janajyoti School of Kavre. — HNS

Worship for peace

KATHMANDU: Chanting hymns for peace and prosperity, over 60 Bajracharya priests on Sunday participated in a daylong worship in front of Seto Machhindranath temple. Similar worship was held in 1961, according to a press release. The priests chanted hymns, including Graha Matrika, Nawagraha Dharani Mantra and Arya Pancha Rakshya Dharani Sutra, for peace and prosperity. Priests from 18 Buddhist monasteries were present on the occasion. — HNS

Two felicitated

KATHMANDU: Lok B Shakya and Bijaya Laxmi Shakya, whose articles were judged the best among the articles on Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy published in the Sandhya Times vernacular daily during the Buddha era 2547, were honoured with the Panchabir Singh Award on Saturday. — RSS

Health camp for students

KATHMANDU: More than 450 children studying in Tika Vidyashram, Sanepa, and Nirmal Vidyapith, Ranmukteshwor, were provided free health and dental treatment at a health camp organised on Sunday by the Friends of Kanti Ishwori Shishu Vidyalaya (FKISV). According to a press release, the programme which was funded by the Australian embassy in Kathmandu, is an annual FKISV event which is held in association with the United Mission Health and Education Society. — HNS

Diabetics camp held

BHAKTAPUR: A free Diabetes check-up camp was organised here on Saturday under the joint aegis of Astha Nepal, Bhaktapur Jaycees, Women Jaycees and Junior Jaycees. Thirty-one diabetic patients were examined free of cost. A team of seven health workers led by senior physician Dr Shailendra Kumar Karmacharya served.— RSS