MUSTANG — Hordes of people have been touching base at Boksikhola of Mustang district to drink a fresh blood of Yak.
Besides Mustang, people from Myagdi, Parbat, Baglung and Pokhara have been pouring to Boksikhola to partake in this annual tradition of drinking fresh blood tracted from yaks.
It is believed that drinking the raw yak blood cures gastritis, jaundice and skin diseases, and relieves body sprain and swelling.
Local yak herders have said that they have made a good income selling the yak blood. Govinda Sherchan, a local farmer, said that the yak’s blood has medicinal value as the yak feeds on many herbs with medicinal values in the highland pastures.
A glass full of yak blood is sold for Rs 150. The blood is extracted rupturing a certain vein on the neck of the yak using a special knife. It is stated that blood from as many as 500 yaks is extracted and maximum five glasses from a single animal.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.