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Buddhist nun Ani Choying hands over Rs 10 million to PM Oli

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File – Ani Choying Drolma singing a song related to Lord Buddha during the International Buddhist Conference organised on the occasion of 2560th Buddha Jayanti in the capital on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Popular Buddhist nun Ani Choying Drolma has contributed Rs 10 million to a programme to displace the tuin, rope bridges, from the country.

Drolma handed over the amount to the Prime Minister in the first episode of “Prime Minister with the People” programme broadcast on Nepal Television on Wednesday night.

On the occasion, the singer of the “Phoolko Aankhama Phoolai Sansara” fame wished that the amount would contribute to constructing at least a single suspension bridge. She also extended her best wishes to the government to live up to the aspirations of the nation and its people in a meaningful way, as the country has got a stable government enjoying singular majority after long.

Accepting the amount, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli announced that he would contribute his one month’s salary to add to the amount and set up a ‘Tuin Displacement Fund’. Programme presenter Manoj Pandey on the occasion announced that he would contribute Rs 50,000 to this fund.

It may be recalled here that Prime Minister Oli had announced while assuming office during his first term as the Prime Minister on October 11, 2015, that all the rope bridges in the country would be replaced by suspension bridges.

(With inputs from Rastriya Samachar Samiti)

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