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President inaugurating rebuilt Ranipokhari and Durbar High School today

Kathmandu, Oct 21, President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to inaugurate the reconstructed historic Rani Pokhari and the Durbar High School today.

The two structures were damaged by the devastating Gorkha earthquake in 2015 and have been rebuilt. The President is to inaugurate these structures at 12 noon today, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has stated.

She will first inaugurate the Rani Pokhari and then the Durbar High School. The government reconstructed the Rani Pokhari according to its original Malla-era design while the Durbar High School has been rebuilt with Chinese support.

Reconstruction of these two structures is considered important accomplishment in connection with the reconstruction of the heritages and monuments damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake on April 25, 2015.

Free and fair elections help check corruption : former President

Texas, USA, Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said that free and fair elections can help check corruption. Speaking at the 5th annual conference of America-Nepal policy research centre, held virtually on Saturday, he said the impartiality of elections was associated with the democratic procedures.

Pointing out the need for reforms in the electoral process, he urged all concerned to take elections seriously. “It is the responsibility of the parties to give life to the letters in the Constitution and work in the interest of the country and people”. The first President of Nepal also emphasized on the need for creative support of the Nepalis outside the country to make Nepal stronger and prosperous.

Also speaking at the programme, former Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokharel said the role of the state, situation of parties, conduct of candidates and conscious level of voters influence elections. Every electoral system has its weakness and strengths, and it is the actors who affect the system.

Vice-chair of Nepali Congress Bimalendra Nidhi said as the expectation of voters too is for personal support, so the relations between the people’s representatives and voters get stuck on other issues. Member of National Human Rights Commission Mohana Ansari said election that is a medium of institutionalizing change becoming influenced by money, muscle and power is unfortunate.

Political scientist Krishna Khanal, economist Dr Surendra Raj Devkota, journalist Yubaraj Ghimire and other speakers called for collective efforts to put an end to the aberrations increasing in elections in Nepal. Centre chair Dr Rajan Pant presided over the programme. RSS

President Bhandari to visit Baitadi on February 27

Baitadi, Feb 24 (RSS) । President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to reach Baitadi on February 27. On the occasion, the Head-of-the -State will be given a public felicitation by the local people of Dasharathchanda municipality and Patan municipality on behalf of the people of the whole district, said Chief District Officer, Baitadi Ananda Poudel.    

She is also slated to conduct a special puja at Tripurasundari temple in Baitadi and Shailyashikhar Malikarjun Dham in Darchula same day.    

President Bhandari will inaugurate a newly constructed building and a hostel building of Bhimdatta Polytechnic Institute in Patan, he said.