KATHMANDU- World Omkar and Hindu General Gathering Festival have kicked off at local Byasgufa area from today, with the objective of introducing the birthplace of Ved Vyas to the world.
The festival is organized by the Ved Anuyayi Pratisthan Nepal, Tanahun and it will run until November 16.
Inaugurating the festival, president of the World Hindu Federation Nepal, Dr. Ram Chandra Adhikari underscored the need for unity to protect the Sanatana Hindu religion.
“All Hindus should be united and work for the protection and preservation of the Sanatana Hinduism which is under attack from all sides,” he said.
National Assembly member Prakash Pantha, Gandaki provincial assembly member Dobate BK, the Tanahu District Coordination Committee chief Shanti Raman Wagley, Byas Municipality mayor Baikuntha Neupane spoke on promoting the Byas area as one of the main places of religious tourism.
Pratisthan Tanahu chapter chair Krishna Kanta Kafle presided over the program.
Various discourses on the Veda and its significance are to be held as part of the festival.
NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education
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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost