5-day workshop held

KATHMANDU: A five-day long mind management workshop on physical and mental health, peace and to do away with spiritual ignorance organised by the Rotary Club of Patan

Durbar Square concluded here at Budhanilkantha School on Thursday. According to Acharya Shree Dhruv, executive director of the Indian Institute of Mind Management (IIMM) some 200 students took part in the workshop. He claims some 70 per cent of the students are suffering from different problems including lack of concentration and inferiority complex. — HNS

Woman injures self

KATHMANDU: A septuagenarian, Laxmi Bajracharya, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-28 was hurt after she poured acid on herself. Bajracharya, 71, committed the act on Wednesday. She is receiving treatment at Bir Hospital. — HNS

‘Amend Health Act’

Kathmandu: Health Profession Organisation of Nepal (HPON) stated on Thursday that the government should give more priority to nursing profession and amend the Health Service Act so that nurses, who have been in service for a long time, could enjoy their rights. “There is an immediate need for the amendment of Health Service Act as nurses had been neglected and victimised by the law. Since the last 10 years, the Public Service Commission has not even advertised the officer-level’s post,” said Meera Nepal of the HPON. — HNS

Garbage management

Kathmandu: The Solid Waste Management and Resource Mobilisation Centre (SWMRMC), the government body to tackle garbage problems in the country, is working to publish a national-level report on solid waste management scenario. The report will focus on the effectiveness of the government’s expenditure in managing the waste and also analyse proper and improper ways of dumping the waste in all of 58 municipalities. — HNS

Botanists meet

LALITPUR: A two-day national conference of botanists, students and researchers kicked off here on Thursday. Inaugurating the conference, vice-chancellor of the Tribhuvan University, professor Dr Govind Prasad Sharma called on the botanists to conserve plants. The conference organised under the joint auspices of the Nepal Botanical Society and the Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology is aimed at exchanging information and experiences in the botanical sector. A CD containing a collection of research works on plants and photos of plants and their habitats was also released on the occasion. — RSS