SURKHET — Koireli village in Hima Rural Municipality-2 in Jumla district has been declared a model violence against women (VAW) free village.
The village was declared as a model village free of any kind of violence against women through the efforts of Hima Rural Municipality and facilitation of the local VAW-free model village steering committee.
Inaugurating the declaration programme, Himali Rokaya, vice chairperson of Hima Rural Municipality said the declaration of Koireli as a model village free of VAW is a welcome move which will send a positive message in the community.
She further said that the Hima Rural Municipality has focused on programmes for making the women in the rural municipality self-reliant and lessening their work burden by setting up flour and rice mill and providing tailoring, hosiery and other handicraft training to them.
Human rights activist Laxmi Kanya Budha claimed that Koireli is the first model VAW-free village in the country. She opined that the 130 women of 35 households in the village have created history.
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.