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5000 saplings to be planted at Pashupati

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KATHMANDU — A campaign of planting saplings has started in the Pashupati area with the objective of increasing greenery in this world heritage site and the centre of faith for the Hindus across the world.

As many as 5,000 saplings of various species of trees are to be planted under this campaign.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Saturday initiated the sapling planting campaign.

Two hundred and fifty saplings of various species like Belpatra, Lothsallo, Chilaune, Lapsi and Parijat were planted at Mrigasthali area on Saturday as part of the campaign, member-secretary of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT), Dr Pravin Dhakal, said.

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PADT would assign people to take care of the saplings. According to Dr Dhakal, it costs Rs 11,114 to look after a single sapling.

The PADT board has decided to allow people who want to plant saplings in the Pashupati area on special occasions like their birth day and marriage anniversary and take care of it. The Eurasia Reiyukai has taken permission this week to plant 300 saplings, the PADT said.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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