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PM Oli distributes textbooks to students

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today distributed free textbooks to students of the Mahendra Rastriya Higher Secondary School close to the PM’s official residence at Baluwatar.

At a special programme organised today, PM Oli reached the premises of the School and distributed textbooks to the students upto secondary level and interacted with them in English.

In response, the students of the school from grade one to 10 along with teachers and parents present in the programme expressed their happiness and thanked PM Oli for his visit today.

It is a rare occasion where government officials, let alone the PM of the country, reached a school and participated in a programme as such.

The students also took the opportunity to take photographs with the PM before departed, promising to visit them again.

The government has been providing textbooks up to secondary level across the country for free.

Taking into consideration the widespread complaints of government’s failure to distribute textbooks on time, Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel launched the free textbook campaign to distribute textbooks in time from April 17 to 27 across the country.

As part of the campaign, concerned authorities including the line minister and other ministers will reach various districts for the book distribution.

Director at the Department of Education (DoE) Baikuntha Aryal said that such campaign would help draw children’s and parents’ attention towards the community schools.

Meanwhile, as part of the campaign, director at the DoE Dev Kumari Guragain distributed free textbooks to the differently-able students of Khagendra Nawa Jeevan Kendra at Jorpati in the Capital.

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Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta

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BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.

At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.

On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.

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