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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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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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