Sthapit for republic

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Praja Parishad on Saturday said it would amend its statute in favour of a republican set-up in the light of the changing scenario. The party, now headed by former Kathmandu mayor Keshav Sthapit, through a press release, demanded that an election

to a constituent assembly be held by November. — HNS

Painting programme

KATHMANDU: The Global March Against Child Labour organised a canvas painting programme here on Saturday to bring out children’s perspective on education and put pressure on the government to provide free and quality education for all by 2015. Fifty-five children of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur painted five canvases on the theme ‘Every Child Needs A Teacher’ on the premises of St Xavier College. The programme is a part of the Global Action Week of the International Labour against Child Labour. — HNS