KATHMANDU — Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said that people’s leader the late Madan Bhandari was a patriotic and national development oriented figure.
Speaking at the program organised to commemorate the 15 anniversary of the Madan Bhandari Memorial College here in the capital today, PM Oli added that the late leader Bhandari had versatile, scientific and broader thoughts on the social justice regarding the national development and patriotism.
PM said that the government was working out to bring a new education policy because of the weakness in current policy and system.
Further, Oli asserted that an appropriate environment should be provided to the new generation which would flourish their interest and capacity.
Likewise, PM Oli honoured Professor P Kharel with the Madan Bhandari Education Journalism Award. The award carries a purse of Rs 25,000 and letter of honour.
Similarly, Sudan Lamichhane and Rama Parajuli were also honoured with gold medals for securing the highest marks in Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) exams.
PM Oli remembered the difficulty during establishment phase of the college as they faced fund crunch and lack of infrastructure; however, they had only determination and will power.
He said the students in the college should hone their talent, be disciplined and well mannered, adding that most of the college students are the same.
Bakar-Eid being celebrated
POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.
The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.
Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.
The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.
The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.Follow @gorkhapost