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Nationawide campaign against animal sacrifice goes on

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KATHMANDU—A campaign against animal sacrifice during the Bada Dashin festival has been organized nationawide.

The campaign held in coordination of various social 28 organizations including Nawajeevan Paropakar Society, Manab Kalyan Society, Baudhha Ningma Sangh, and Shree Krishna Pranami Youth Council is going on in all 77 districts since the past one week.

As stated by Nawajeeven Paropakara Society chair Durganath Dahal, under the campaign, demand has been made for putting an end to the culture of animal sacrifice at shrines of Hindu deities and the Kotghars(altars) during the Dashin festival. The campaigners have already submitted a memorandum to Chief District Offricers of all 77 districts, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, and party offices of major political parties, seeking an action against animal sacrifice in the name of rituals.

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“All the religious texts have advised the people to have feelings of campassion and love towards animals,” he added.

The memorandum states that killing of innocent animals in the name of religions is a cowardice act and rights of all to life must be guaranteed.

Nepali cine artist Nikhil Upreti is one of the participants of the campaign who described animal slaughter during the Dashin festival a ‘culture taboo’.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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