KASKI— A swimming competition is to be organized in Phewa lake in Pokhara on Friday.
The eighth open swimming championship is to be held on a distance of 2.5 kilometres in the Phewa lake, Nepal Swimming Association general secretary Jagatman Shrestha announced at a news conference here on Wednesday.
He said that the swimming competition is being organized for the promotion of sports tourism through swimming.
According to him, about 50 people including foreign tourists will participate in the event. There will be separate events for women and men. The swimming course is from Barahighat to the other side of the lake and then back to Barahighat, Shrestha said.Follow @gorkhapost
NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education
KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.
Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.
On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.
Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.
Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.Follow @gorkhapost