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.Follow @gorkhapost
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost