KATHMANDU — A parade was held here in the capital on the occasion of 108th International Women’s Day on Thursday. The campaign was an initiative of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in which various individuals, organisations, social campaigners, and mediapersons participated.
The rally began from Bhrikutimandap and passed through Bhadrakali temple, Sahid Gate, New Road and converged into a corner meeting at the Shanti Batika in Ratnapark.
On the occasion, people gathered from different walks of life to express their solidarity toward women, social issues regarding women, and to raise their voices to stop violence against women.
Individuals, women activists, women networks, women with disabilities, women’s band, women security personnel, students, men backing women issues, Nepali traditional bands, representatives from national and international organisations, among others walked together in solidarity.
Participants of the rally carried placards calling for an end to violence against women, human trafficking and building peace at home for world peace.
Speaking at the event, Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Thammaya Thapa called for women to be united to end violence against women.
The International Women’s Day is being observed across the globe since February 28, 1909.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.