New faces in Sajha

Kathmandu: The general meeting of Sajha Prakashan elected Hari Govinda Luintel, Anirudra Poudel ‘Anil’ and Nayanraj Pandey to its seven-member management committee. The other four members comprise a representative each from Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) and Ministry of Education, general manager of Janak Education Materials Centre (JEMC) and the MoAC-appointed general manager. Issuing a press release, the Sajha Prakashan said it had made a profit of Rs 4 million in between 2002 and 2006 and paid 15 per cent dividend to its shareholders. “The state-run publication has been distributing school-level textbooks across the nation,” said Victor Pradhan, chairperson, Sajha Prakashan.— HNS

Succour for schools

Lalitpur: Minister for Education Renu Kumari Yadav handed over 68 computers to four public schools in the district last week. The computers were provided by Rotary Club of Patan (RCP) to establish computer labs in the schools. A press release issued here today by the RCP stated that some 3,000 students of Champidevi Secondary School in Chhampi, Harisiddhi Secondary School in Harisiddhi, Kitini Higher Secondary School in Godavari and Shree Saraswati Higher Secondary School in Lele will benefit from the computers. Apart from computers, the RCP also handed over laser printers, automatic voltage stabilisers and ADSL modems for internet connection. The fund for the purchase of computers and other accessories was made available from the Rotary Matching Grant Project of $25,000, according to the release. — HNS

NHRC to remain open

KATHMANDU: Central and Regional Offices of National Human Rights Commission would remain open during holidays of Tihar to register complaints against human rights violations that could occur during the festival and to monitor the incidents. The commission stated that its central office and regional offices in Biratnagar, Pokhara, Nepalganj and Dhangadi would remain open during Tihar holidays. — RSS