Two awarded

KATHMANDU: Dr Ombir Singh Basnyat and litterateur Sheshraj Siwakoti have been awarded the Sayapatri Rastriya Samman — 2063 BS. The Sayapatri Youth Club of Janagal, Kavre, has been felicitating distinguished personalities of the society for the past six years to mark Laxmi Jayanti. At a programme organised on Saturday, senior novelist Diamond Shumshere Rana presented the awards to Dr Basnyat and Siwakoti. On the occasion, a district level poetry competition was organised. Dr Ramesh Chandra Adhikar and Prof Dinesh Raj Pant shed lights on the works of the felicitated personalities. — RSS

Bijukchhe’s call

BHAKTAPUR: President of Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party (NWPP) Narayanman Bijukchhe has stressed the need for a political resolution to restore peace in the country. Bijukchhe was speaking at a programme organised to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Wise-Land English School. On the occasion, he presented gold medals and certificates to 237 students who had passed the SLC examination from the school till the academic year 2056 BS. Only honest and diligent teachers could groom a good new generation, he said. On the occasion, chief of the District Education Office Rajyalaxmi Nakarmi said his office had been making efforts to make Bhaktapur a city of knowledge and wisdom while emphasising the need to provide bachelor’s degree to a family member of each household of the city. — RSS

Poetry symposium

KATHMANDU: Nagarjun Sahityik Prathistan on Saturday organised the 27th Subhaprabhat poetry symposium on the occasion of Laxmi Jayanti. On the occasion, authors emphasised on the need for democratic works. Litterateurs, including Sushila Pradhanang, Pramod Snehi, Padam Gautam, Rajkumar Bagar, Prakash Silwal, Mayamitu Neupane, Madhav Nirdosh, Yeshoda Adhikari, Shivahari Pandey, Bairagi Jetha, Krishna Tamang, Gauri Dahal, Binod Bikram KC, Radhika Panta, Ganga Malakar recited their poetries. — RSS

Training concludes

MADHYAPUR: A three-day women’s cooperative awareness training organised for members of eight different women’s saving and credit cooperative institutions concluded here on Friday. Altogether 28 women members from the eight cooperatives took part in the training held at the Araniko Namuna Saving and Credit Cooperatives at Gathaghar, Madhyapurthimi. The training was organised by the Division Cooperatives Office, Bhaktapur. Speaking at the concluding function, chairperson of the Nepal Central Savings and Credit Cooperatives Limited, Kailash Bhatta Pradhananga, pointed out the need to wipe out the anomalies in the cooperative institutions. — RSS

Rally organised

MADHYAPUR THIMI: A Bhintuna motorcycle rally was organised here on Saturday morning wishing for peace on the occasion of the new year of Nepal Sambat 1127 and the Deepawali festival. The programme was organised by the RPP Bhaktapur District Working Committee. — RSS

Indian assistance

KATHMANDU: The government of India has agreed to provide a grant assistance of Rs 26.46 million for the construction of a school building and boundary wall for the Shree Tapsi Baba Secondary School at Tilhi Sonigama in Dhanusha district. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed between the Indian Embassy, Dhanusha DDC and the School on Thursday, the Embassy said. — RSS