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Minister duo Thapa and Basnet inspects vehicular pollution

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa and Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Basnet today made a surprise inspection of vehicular pollution at Thapathali intersection of the capital city.

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the minister duo descended on the streets to check the pollution as part of a week-long programme organized by the Ministry of Forest and Environment.

Home Minister Thapa said citizens’ health would remain good only if environment remains healthy and called for everyone’s mandatory support in keeping the environment healthy.

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He said the public must compulsorily follow pollution standards and stressed on regular checking for the same. Minister Thapa said corruption is linked with the increasing pollution and dust in the city and called for tackling it.

During the programme, Minister Basnet said today’s programme was part of the week-long programme to mark the World Environment Day.

He said Healthy Nepal Campaign would be started on June 5 with Prime Minister’s participation. Minister Basnet said the campaign was being started as part of an integrated effort to control pollution, manage waste and promote greenery.

The Minister duo also checked the pollution level emanating from their vehicles.

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Bijaya Dashami today

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KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.

The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.

Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.

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The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.

People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.

It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.

The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.

 

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