NEPALGUNJ: Kohalpur Municipality of Banke was declared a municipality free of street people. Municipality Mayor Lut Bahadur Rawat said they had declared Kohalpur free of street people as helpless, needy orphans and people with psychological ailments were not noticed on the municipality streets.
Mayor Rawat had read out the declaration letter at a programme organised to mark the achievement. Deputy Mayor of the municipality Sanju Chaudhary said that the municipality had a challenge to give continuity to make the municipality street people free area.
Earlier, Khajura Rural Municipality in Banke and Bharatpur Metropolitan City in Chitwan were declared street people free areas. Nepalgunj-based Nil Sagar Ashram has helped Kohalpur Municipality to make it street people free zone.
More than 75 street people in the municipality have been kept at Nil Sagar Ashram.
A version of this article appears in print on November 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.