ITAHARI — A massive fire that broke out at Ikrahi settlement at Baraha Kshetra Municipality-11 here Saturday night has destroyed goods and property worth more than Rs 6 million. However, no human casualties have been reported in the incident so far.
The fire gutted around 82 shelters with corrugated zinc and straw roofs in the settlement, said Kedar Bista, the Baraha Kshetra Municipality Ward No 11 Chairman.
He said it is estimated that goods and property worth more than 6 million rupees have been destroyed.
According to him, the entire settlement was destroyed and some children were also injured by fire. Two cattle heads were killed in the incident. It is not known how and from whose house the fire started.Follow @gorkhapost
Constitution Day today
KATHMANDU — The Constitution Day is being observed throughout the country by organising various programs on Wednesday.
The government has organised a special function at the Nepal Army pavilion to mark the third anniversary of the Constitution, promulgated by an elected body after six decades of political struggle.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari,Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairman of the National Assembly, deputy prime ministers, ministers, high-ranking government officials, security chiefs, heads of diplomatic missions based in Kathmandu, among others, are attending the function.
The government had formed a main organising committee chaired by Prime Minister Oli to celebrate the event.
An aerial display of a banner reading ‘Constitution Day-2075’, balloons, and flowers were showered from helicopter as parts of the celebration.
Similarly, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Scouts are set to perform march past.
Meanwhile, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli have extended best wishes to fellow citizens on the occasion of Constitution Day and National Day 2075.
In her message, President Bhandari said it was a matter of happiness for all to have an environment conducive to prosper democratic political system of Nepal through constitutional roadmap.
She said that the Constitution has envisaged creating an equitable society based on social justice with a goal to develop a socialism-oriented economy.
“I think it is the timely need for all the actors including people-representative institutions, political parties, state organs and entire Nepali people to embrace the letter and spirit of the Constitution to expedite socio-economic development”.
He said that the consitution, which was framed through the Constituent Assembly after a seven-decade long wait not only fulfilled people’s aspiration and optimism but also included principles and values.
Prime Minister Oli has also said that the Constitution has guaranteed fundamental rights and freedom to all citizens without any discrimination.Follow @gorkhapost