Heart patient seeks help

Kathmandu: A heart patient Rita Khadka of Chuhade village of Triyuga Municipality-13, Udaypur, is seeking support from people as she has spent whatever she had earned on her treatment. Khadka, 18, who used to work eight hours a day to make money for her treatment, is waiting for a heart operation at Shahid Gangalal Hridayarog Kendra, Bansbari, Kathmandu. Subin Dhungana, president of Kathmandu-Udaypur Youth Society, said Khadka is in need of Rs 150,000 for the operation. Interested people may contact the hospital or 4421701. — HNS

Mind management class

KATHMANDU: A two-day mind management seminar on peace, physical and mental health began here on Saturday for the officials of Nepal Chamber of Commerce under management guru Acharya Shree Dhruv. The programme participated by some 30 persons is jointly organised by the Universal Spiritual Centre and Indian Institute of Mind Management. Shree Dhruv said today’s session was on four different themes - syntax of success, art of bliss, cause of grief and failure, and mission of life. A yoga class was also held. — HNS

Potable water training

BHAKTAPUR: The NGO forum for urban drinking water and sanitation and Bhaktapur community health centre organised a one-day training programme on Saturday for students, health workers and ward chairmen on purification of drinking water and solutions to various drinking water problems. The training was given by Prakash Chandra Amatya and Rajesh Adhikari. — HNS

Two Britons feted

KATHMANDU: The British Ambassador Keith George Bloomfield honoured British citizens Dr Gordon Sandy Scott and John David Bean on behalf of the Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal. Dr Scott and Bean were honoured for their remarkable contributions to renovation of the Pheriche hospital in Khumbu. Through their efforts the construction of new building and electrification of the clinic by the installation of wind turbine and solar power back up system have been possible. — RSS

PM’s May Day message

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, in his statement on the occasion of the International May Day, has stated that the government has been active in the protection and promotion of the rights and interests of the labourers. PM Thapa has also mentioned that there is need for the working class to take their work further with skill and effectively. — RSS

Garbage management

LALITPUR: A weeklong training on inorganic garbage management organised by the Women’s Environment Group and Community Development began on Saturday. Inaugurating the training, Lalitpur mayor Buddhiraj Bajracharya said the municipality was ready to market recycled items and manage loans. Chairperson of the group Ishwori Shah said the training will be fruitful for the improvement of environment and the low income group can generate income through production of plastic items. — RSS