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Local leaders suggest to name Province 7 as Dasharath Chand

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BAITADI — Local people and political leaders have suggested naming Province 7 Dasharath Chand which goes after martyr Dasharath Chand.

The proposal was made at the 24th anniversary of Martyr Dasharath Chand Memorial Trust in the district on Saturday that was attended by local people and various local political leaders.

The suggestion responds to the parliamentary committee of the province seeking suggestion to determine name and permanent location for its capital. The committee extended the August 6 deadline by a week in this regard.

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The Trust also decided to urge Province Assembly members to translate their proposal into action.

Addressing the function, President of the Trust Chatur Bahadur Chand viewed that the province be named Dasharath Chand in honour of martyr Dasharath Chand who had dreamt of establishing a democratic republic.

Dasharath Chand is country’s martyr and it will be relevant to name the province after his name, said Mayor of Dasharath Chand Municipality Narendra Singh Thapa, another participant.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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