Sanitation campaign

KATHMANDU: People of Nagarkot have begun building latrines after the launch of School Led Total Sanitation programme (SLTS). According to United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), learning from Chundevi Lower Secondary School, five other schools in Nagarkot have initiated a similar campaign. Schoolchildren have formed Mandavgiri Child Club to launch the campaign effectively. — HNS

Interaction held

Kathmandu : A member of the Buraku community, an underprivileged group in Japan, said Buraku people were still being subjected to discrimination in Japan. Speaking at an interaction

organised on Wednesday by Working Women Journalists, Risa Kumamoto, a university professor and a victim of discrimination, said discrimination was yet to be wiped out in Japan. Though the Japanese government emancipated the Buraku community in 1868, discrimination was rampant in Japanese society. The Buraku people rose against discrimination and liberated themselves by adopting a special law in 1969, she said. A special programme was then launched to empower Buraku people, she said. —HNS