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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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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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