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Govt to provide state honors to Gurung; body carried to Academy Hall for final tributes

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KATHMANDU — The government has decided to provide state honors to a national anthem composer Amber Gurung at his funeral service.

The ‘father of modern Nepali music’ had passed away at 2:37 this morning in Kathmandu.

His body has been brought to Kamladi-based Academy Hall in Kathmandu for final tributes.

His body will be kept on the premises of Academy Hall until 3 pm today for his well-wishers to pay their final respects.  Gurung was the first Academician of Music and Drama Academy.

It has been learned that the final rites of Gurung would be performed according to Hindu and Buddhist rituals today itself, according to the family sources.

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Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari

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GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.

He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.

Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.

The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.

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