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Minister vows 5,000 monthly allowance to senior citizens

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MELAMCHI— Minister for Labour,Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has committed to increase monthly allowance to Rs 5,000 for senior citizens.

At a programme organized to exchange greetings on festivals in Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk on Thursday, the Minister said that the incumbent government has prioritized the issues of education, health and employment.

Bista also argued that Nepal’s diplomatic relations with the neighboring countries was further strengthened after the formation of current government.

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Aslo speaking at the programme, former minister Sher Bahadur Tamang said that the road to link Zerokilo of Melamchi would be blacktopped by this fiscal adding that the government has moved ahead for the country’s development and prosperity.

Likewise, Social Development Minister of Province No. 3 Yubraj Dulal shared that the laws drafting process needed for the province government were completed adding that the laws would be made announced immediately after the festivals.

 

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Maha Astami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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