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Koireli village declared model VAW-free village in Jumla

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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.

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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.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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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.

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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.

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