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Lumbini’s peace lamp being taken to Everest

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LUMBINI — Torches lit from the peace lamp from the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini, are being taken to the Mount Everest base camp.

Olympians Olympians Baikuntha Manandhar, Khadga Ranabhat, Krishna Basnet and three-time Everest marathon winner Deepak Rai among others will circle Kathmandu, Syawambhu, Baudhhanath from Lumbini and finally reach Solukhumbu.

They are scheduled to arrive at Kathmandu along with the Bishwo Shanti Deep on Sunday.

Tourism Council, Buddhist Circuits and Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon informed that this program is being organised to rejuvenate the tourism sector that has faded after the April quake and Indian’s unofficial embargo.

Meanwhile, the athletes have headed towards Kathmandu on Sunday.

Nepal Tourism Foundation, buddhistcircuit.com and Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon organised the program to revive the tourism sector disrupted due to the earthquake and the border blockade last year.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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