KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday appealed the general people to contribute financially for the rebuilding of the iconic Dharahara announcing himself to contribute one month’s salary for the same.
The historic Dharahara was crumpled in the staggering April 25 earthquake, murdering more than 30 people.
The PM made the announcement amid a program sorted out by Nepal Tourism Board and Kathmandu Metropolitan City to confirm the commitment at higher political level towards rebuilding of historical sites.
“We want to reconstruct Dharahara, the image of our pride, by funds from Nepali people, as this will give the message of national unity. Thus, I appeal to all Nepalis at home and abroad to contribute funds for its restoration,” PM Oli said on the occasion.
At the function, the slogan “I will rebuild my Dharahara myself” was launched for mobilizing the general public to contribute to the reconstruction.
“We have decided to restore the monument through our own domestic resources rather than seeking any foreign aid as the tower is directly associated with our country’s history and identity.
Oli said that the government decided to reconstruct the monument through public contributions as that would not only result in the reconstruction starting immediately but also create a sense of ownership among the people.
Deputy Prime Ministers Kamal Thapa and Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar, other Cabinet ministers and Chairperson of the UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal were also present at the programme.
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”.