Nepal-Britain Society holds meeting

Kathmandu, March 9:

Nepal-Britain Society held its annual general meeting yesterday at British embassy hall and reviewed its work. Apart from entertainment programmes, the society is organising social events such as donating money to organisations and the people.

According to the president of the society, Pratima Pandey, the organisation has made a major budgetary surplus and has also donated “a handsome amount of money to different social causes.” The New Shakespeare Wallas, which was established by the society, has staged three plays. The plays have helped the society collect a substantial amount money. The society has donated Rs 150,000 for providing scholarship to underprivileged children out of funds thus collected.

The society is planning to establish a Nepal-Britain Society Scholarship Fund, Pandey said. The society also brought Pianist Anthony Peebles to perform in Kathmandu and the fund raised during the programme was given for renovating temples in Nagarkot and Kathmandu.

The society organised a free health checkup and distributed medicine to senior citizens at Pashupati Bridhashram. It distri-buted food to the disabled people living in Khagendra Nava Jeevan Kendra.