RPP dissidents’ rally

KATHMANDU: The dissident faction of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party led by Padma Sundar Lawati is scheduled to organise a motorcycle rally on Sunday to raise awareness of its special general convention on January 10-11. The dissident faction claimed that about two-third representatives would participate in the convention called to challenge the party establishment led by party president Pashupati Shumsher Rana. The rally would kick off from Tinkune and move through various parts of the capital and Lalitpur sub-metropolis city. Around 400 motorcyclists are expected to take part in the rally. — HNS

DPAN panel formed

KATHMANDU: The first general meeting of the Dipendra Police School Alumni Association (DPAN) on Saturday unanimously elected a 19-member new executive committee under the chairmanship of Yadu Man Lama. The meeting was addressed by the founder of the school former IGP DB Lama, the first principal of the school Prof Dr RK Rongong and the camp commandant of the school Police Inspector Guru Bishnu Kafle. A former student of the school Mahendra Kunwar handed over a cheque of Rs 100, 001 to the school principal Hemanta SJB Rana for the welfare of the students. Camp Commandant Kafle said the fund would be used for the welfare of the students whose police personnel parents were killed while on duty and urged the ex-students to help the school cope with the increasing cost of providing scholarships to the children of martyr police personnel. — HNS

KAD’s silver jubilee

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Association of the Deaf celebrated its Silver Jubilee by organising various programmes here on Saturday. Rastrakavi Madhav Ghimire inaugurated the function and the 16th general convention of the association by releasing a pair of pigeons and balloons. Ghimire felicitated founding members of the association Kiran Acharya, Dipak Kumar Shakya, Shaibya Dangol, Raghab Bir Joshi and Devendra Man Shakya on the occasion. Social worker Ganesh Raj Singh and others spoke in the programme chaired by the chairman of the association Dipak Kumar Shakya. — RSS

Poems released

KATHMANDU: An anthology of poetry written by essayist and poet Sangit Ayam, Chakrabyuha Ra Yudda Pidaharu was released here on Friday. Releasing the anthology at

a programme organised by the Saransa Nepal, litterateur Ishwor Ballav said the work is one of the most liveliest, excellent and effective in the history of contemporary poetry. Academician Sarubhakta said the work comes from a different stream among contemporary works. At the programme presided over by poet Bhisma Upreti, poets Manjul, Shailendra Sakar, Toya Gurung, Prakash Sayami, Purushottam Subedi and poet Ayam shed light on various aspects of the work. — RSS