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Non-scheduled flights at initiative of State Minister Budha

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KATHMANDU— The Nepal Airlines Corporation and Summit Air at the initiative of Minister of State for Tourism, Dhan Bahadur Budha, have started non-scheduled flights from today targeting the students returning to Dolpa.

The non-scheduled flights have been started viewing the air ticket problem facing by Dolpali students, perusing their education in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Surkhet as well as other places, while returning to their hometown during Dashain every year.

State Minister Budha’s Personal Secretary, Bhim Bahadur Budha, said, “Many of Dolpali students missed chance to celebrate Dashain with family after not getting air ticket to reach home in previous years. So arrangement of separate flights has been made for the students from this year.”

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Arrangement has been made to operate five flights by Nepal Airlines Corporation while three by Summit Air for the same.

Although the NAC is scheduled to make three flights today, only two flights were operated while another flight was cancelled to due unfavourable atmosphere at Jufal airport, said Chief of Civil Aviation Authority, Nepalgunj, Premnath Thakur.

A student has to reach the office of the Nepal Airlines Corporation, Nepalgunj, and can get air ticket after submitting his/her student identity card.

 

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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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