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Locals and foreign tourists unite to clean Sauraha

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RAMNAGAR — Local conservationists were joined by domestic as well as foreign tourists to clean up the protected zone in and around Sauraha of Ratnanagar in Chitwan district, on Tuesday.

Domestics tourists from various districts in Nepal along with tourists from Germany, England, France and the US joined the locals to clean-up solid wastes in and around the Dhungre Khola area, which falls under the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park.

Waste management is essential to maintain the nature and save ecology, said Aana, a tourist from Germany while expressing happiness over being able to join the cleaning campaign.

A group of teachers and students from Victor Hugo Manjushree School in Budhanilakantha, Kathmandu, who were on an educational tour, also joined the campaign.

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Locals have been organising waste collection campaign for the past week. More than four tractor-loads of solid waste has been collected and managed so far, informed conservationist and hotel proprietor Shir Lal Pariyar.

According to Pariyar, accumulating waste in the buffer zone brought by Rapti River and its subsidy rivers, which was affecting the wildlife and their habitat, prompted the waste collection campaign in the area.

During the campaign, plastic and glass bottles along with discarded cloth pieces accounted for the majority of collected waste.

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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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