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Prez Bhandari performs special puja, offers first month’s salary to Pashupatinath Temple

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today performed a special prayer at the Pashupatinath Temple, longing for the welfare of the nation and the world.

President Bhandari reached at around 10:20 am and offered a special puja at the Temple, according to Dr Govinda Tondon, Member-Secretary of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

Tondon said, “The President who arrived at 10:20 am at the Temple premises paid wordhip to the Basukinath and performed the puja at the main temple according to the ceremonies.”

Bhandari also offered Rs 121,360 to the temple, said Chief Account Officer of the PADT, Premhari Dhungana.

President Bhandari received a special welcome by local people with customary Dhime music and Swastibachan from clerics of Nepal Veda Bidyashram.

The Head of the State also offered special worship to the Shesh Narayan, Lal Ganesh, Surya Narayan, Gangamai, Santap Hareshwor, among other deities, assisted by the main as well as other priests.

This was the first visit of Presidnet Bhandari to the Pashupatinath Temple after her election to the post. On the occasion, she offered her salary of the first month of her tenure to the temple.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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