Saplings planted in memory of quake victims

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City on Saturday  planted as many as 91 saplings in the Sahid Park (Martyr Park) in the memory of those people of KMC ward no 26 who lost their lives during April, 2015 earthquake.

During the programme organised by the KMC's Department of Disaster Management various saplings such as camphor, jambula, shami and ginkgo biloba among others were planted.

Around 9,000 people died and more than 20,000 were injured in the 7.6 magnitude quake on April 25, 2015 and its subsequent aftershocks.

The KMC, earlier on the second anniversary of the quake, had planted several types of saplings in the Singhadurbar area in the memory of those killed in the quake.

In today's afforestation programme, KMC ward no 26 Chair Khem Raj Tiwari inaugurating the event said that growing the saplings into tress was also the KMC's responsibility.

Former ward chairs, KMC executive members and people's representatives from the ward no 26 as well as members of the public were present at the programme.

The KMC is going  to launch the similar drive in other 34 wards.