Prez Bhandari urges all to maintain glory of Bagmati River

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged one and all to join hands to preserve the glory of cultural and historical image of the Bagmati River.

While inaugurating the Bagmati Festival organised by the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation on the occasion of 150th week of the Mega Bagmati Clean-up Campaign at Guheshwari here on Saturday, President Bhandari stressed that it was our common responsibility to protect the glorious history of the sacred River.

She added that the River has a close attachment with our birth to death rituals therefore such cultural heritage should be protected even to handover it safely to the new generation.

President Bhandari expressed the commitment to support such campaigns to maintain the clean image of the River as she has emotional attachment with the River in a painful stage of her life.

She also suggested constructing a Bagmati Museum to maintain various cultural heritages related to the River.