Conserve archaeological sites, says prez

Hetauda, January 24

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has stressed the need to conserve historical and archaeological sites of yesteryears.

Inaugurating Makawanpurgadi’s 256th Victory ceremony in Gadhi Rural Municipality, Makwanpur, today, the president said there was need to conserve Makawanpurgadhi and various other historical and archaeological sites across the country. President Bhandari informed that work was under way to conserve Makawanpurgadhi fort and the forest surrounding it.

Makwanpurgadhi figures on the list of 100 tourism sites selected by the government in the country. Delving on the significance of the day that reminds of unification and victory at the fort, Bhandari offered respects to those who had sacrificed their lives while fighting at the fort.

“Nepal is a sovereign country today because of the unification and victory at Makawanpurgadhi. So this day is very important, and we need to conserve this site that reminds us our glorious past,” said Bhandari.

The president also unveiled Nepal’s map comprising the pictures of all seven provinces and hoisted the national flag at the Gadhi Durbar today. On the occasion, Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel said victory day marked Nepali soldiers victory over foreign soldiers.