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Yogi Narharinath Trust demands to put Prithvi Narayan Shah’s portrait on banknotes

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KATHMANDU — The Yogi Narharinath Trust Spiritual Council on Monday urged the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to step for portraying the picture of late King Prithvi Narayan Shah on Nepali currency notes and announce a public holiday on his birthday which befalls on Poush 27 of Nepali calendar.

The Council submitted a memorandum to PM Oli demanding to pay tribute to the country’s founder and celebrate the National Unity Day in a grand fashion.

According to Council Chair Shankar Paudel, the references of demands have been sent to the PM, Deputy Prime Ministers and other departmental ministers.

A Civilian Main Ceremony Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of politician Ram Babu Prasai to celebrate the Prithvi Narayan Shah’s 204th birth anniversary and the National Unity Day.

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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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