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PM Greetings-International Day for Elderly People

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KATHMANDU—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all senior citizens for their good health and longevity on the occasion of 28th International Day for Elderly People.

Delivering message today, he said a legal arrangement would be enforced soon wherein sons and daughter are obliged to allocate certain chunk of their income for the parents.

On the occasion, the Nepal government, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen and National Federation of Senior Citizens are jointly organizing various public awareness raising programme today.

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Prime Minister Oli also shared that the government has run senior citizen insurance programme since this fiscal year in order to ease the daily lives of senior citizen.

1st October is celebrated as the International Day for Elderly People each year which was first established at 14 December in the year 1990 by the United Nations General Assembly. It was started celebrating for the first time on October 1st in the year 1991 to aware the people about issues which affects the elders as well as to appreciate their contribution towards the society.

The day celebrated every year to make certain the welfare of elder persons as well to enroll their significant involvement in the society to get promoted from their knowledge and ability. The Plan of action on Ageing was adopted by the World Assembly on ageing to encourage the society development for all ages. The day is celebrated worldwide to examine issues, promote public awareness and focus on which type of behavior can help older men and women throughout their life.

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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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