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.
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.