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Prez Bhandari unveils Phalgunanda’s statue

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CHULACHULI, ILAM — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has unveiled the newly installed statue of national luminary Mahaguru Phalgunanda on Sunday.

The statue of Phalgunanda has been installed at Chulachuli Rural Municipality-1 marking the second anniversary of Phalgunanda Laphayan Multi-Lingual School.

President Bhandari, on the occasion, said that all languages, religions and cultures of the country should be protected and promoted.

“It is the responsibility of all to protect the multi-cultural speciality of the country,” she added.

President Bhandari also lauded the contribution of locals for the construction of the school and the statue.

She urged all to adopt good teachings and thoughts of the Mahaguru, who had significant contribution to maintain peace, unity and religious harmony in the society as well as in protection of languages and script.

Similarly, CPN-UML leader Subas Nembang, Nepali Congress leader Keshav Thapa, among others shed light on Phalgunanda’s contribution to the society. The School established in 2072 BS now has 80 students, who study free of cost.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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