KATHMANDU: Twenty-eight-year-old Ramesh Lama, a resident of Makawanpur, has called on all good Samaritans to support him financially to help treat his chronic kidney disease. Issuing a press statement on Friday, Lama, a former taxi driver, said he had no job and his wife was unable to earn enough to feed the family, let alone finance his treatment. The interested persons may deposit money in account no 722912 at the New Road Branch of Agriculture Development Bank or contact the National Kidney Centre. Similarly, Shyamala Sharma, 20, a resident of Parbat, has asked all good Samaritans to support the treatment of her ‘Chronic Renal Failure’. Since Kidney transplantation is not done in Nepal, Shyamala’s parents have taken her to Mumbai. The operation costs approximately Rs 7, 50,000, which Sharma’s family cannot afford. Any financial assistance for Shyamala’s treatment maybe sent to Kumari Bank A/c K-20154 or the interested persons may contact the her relatives at 9857630097, 2004288, 9851072754 and 9851026049. —HNS

Int’l teachers’ meet

LALITPUR: The three-day-long eleventh international conference of the Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA) kicked off here on Friday. Around 400 English language teaching professionals from Nepal, UK, USA, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Cyprus attended the conference. — HNS