KATHMANDU—Apart from Rishipanchami, Bal Diwas (children’s day) is also being observed today.
According to Nepali calendar Bal Diwas is celebrated on Bhadra 29. After Nepal signed the child rights agreement with the united
Nations, Nepal started celebrating Children’s day.
During the shah regime, it is used to be observed on Bhadra 4 coinciding the birthday of the Queen Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah.
The day is celebrated by organizing various programmes specially by the educational institute.
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.