Ramgha folk mourn Acharya’s death

Remember the USAID official as a wise boy

Tanahun, September 26 :

People of Chundi Ramgha village are mourning the death of USAID programme development expert Dr Bigyan Acharya in the helicopter crash in Ghunsa, Taplejung.

Even as he is gone, the villagers are recalling the good times spent with a straightforward, friendly and diligent Bigyan.

They were hoping that all people on board the chopper, which had gone missing on Saturday, would somehow survive.

The villagers described Dr Acharya, who was born at Bhanu VDC 2 Chundi Ramgha, as straightforward, friendly and diligent. He was the eldest son of Bijay Raj Acharya. Bigyan’s death has aggrieved everyone, his uncle Bishwo Nath Acharya told this daily over phone. “He was dear to everyone,” he said. Dr Acharya’s family members had left Chundi Ramgha some 15 years ago and have been living in Kathmandu since then, villagers said.

Krishna Chandra Dhakal, a classmate of Dr Acharya in the Ramgha-based Bhanu Sanskrit lower secondary school, said the news has shocked him. “The news was shocking”, Dhakal said. “Bigyan was very intelligent.” Ram Bahadur KC of Barbhanjyang VDC 5 Panchanagar said Bigyan’s death has saddened everyone in Barbhanjyang, Fusretar, Barifat, Chokbesi, Tilar and Adhikari villages.