Prez Bhandari confers awards on thousands on Republic Day
KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers on Saturday awarded 56,649 persons on the occasion of the ninth Republic Day.
According to a statement issued by the President's Office today, 370 persons were awarded with Manapadabis, Alankars and Padaks of various degrees.
Similarly, 56,270 persons were awarded with the Natural Disaster Rescue Medal.
Likewise, 25,122 persons were honoured with appreciation letters for helping to make the 18th SAARC Summit successful.
The Summit was held on November 26–27, 2014 in Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, 887 jailbirds were exempted from their remaining term on the occasion of the ninth Republic Day, read another statement from the President's Office.