FIKKAL— The Super Mai Hydro Pvt. Ltd. operated in Ilam has started test power generation.
The hydroelectricity project is situated on the bank of the Mai Khola river on the foothill bordering Barbote of Ilam Municipality-5 and Soyang of Maijogmai Rural Municipality-4 in Ilam district.
The project generates 7.8 megawatts power which has been fed to the national grid. There are 11 hydropower projects operating in Ilam district giving it the nickname ‘hydropower district’.
Managing director of the project Madhav Prasad Mainali maintained that the project has been completed 22 months ahead of the scheduled completion date. The construction of the project had started in April 2015. He added that the project would start regular production after 15 days.
The project is constructed with joint investment of Rs 1.50 billion by Siddhartha Bank, Sanima Bank, Century Commercial Bank and Jyoti Bikas Bank.Follow @gorkhapost
Seventh day of Bada Dashin, Fulpati being observed today
KATHMANDU- Today on the occasion of the Dashain festival, Fulpati is being observed as per tradition throughout the country.
Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashainghar on the seventh day of the Dashain festival.
The Fulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rituals to be anointed at the Dashainghar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.
The Gurujyuko Platoon, the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and high-ranking officials of Armed Police Force and civil service, the Asha Gurja team, band music, and panchebaja bands and decorated kalsyoulis, and a procession along with cultural pageantry leave Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati.
During the monarchy, the King, as the Head of State, used to attend the Fulpati ritual at Dashainghar, but with the foundation of Republic, the Minister for Culture is attending, said the Durbar Museum Development Committee.
The auspicious hour to bring the Fulpati this year is fixed at 4:00pm. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and local level representatives in Kathmandu have been invited to the ritual.
Though the Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana, the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.
All government as well as private offices remain closed from today encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.Follow @gorkhapost