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Tony Hagen’s photographs in exhibition at Bhaktapur

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BHAKTAPUR — The photographs of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings taken during the 1950s by renowned Swiss geologist Toni Hagen (PhD) have been kept in exhibition at Bhaktapur from Monday.

Hagen’s daughter Katryn Hagen inaugurated the exhibition in Ganchhe of Bhaktapur Municipality on Monday evening.

The exhibition includes Hagen’s photographs of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur, archeological heritages, historical buildings, historical ponds, Durbar squares among others.

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Conservationist Rabindra Puri said that 50 photographs taken by Hagen would be kept in exhibition till April 1. He shared that the exhibition was organised to encourage people for conservation of heritage and protect them from further deteriorating.

On the occasion, Katryn Hagen expressed her pleasure regarding the exhibition of her father’s photography adding that the historical heritages in Kathmandu Valley are extremely beautiful.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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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.

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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.

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