Nepal Today

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

FESTIVAL CELEBRATED BY SHERPAS ONE MONTH AGO OBSERVED BY GOVT. TUESDAY Kathmandu, 12 March: Government Tuesday announced a public holiday to observe Gyalpo Lhoshar of the Sherpa community that observed the day one month ago. Government fized the Sherpa Loshar Tuesday on recommendation of the official Panchayan Nirnayak Samiti. Tamangs and Gurungs selebrate Loshar on different days. Three ethnic groups celebrate the spring festival on three separate days. “This [mistake] happened because the day was fixed today without consulting our community. We have already celebrated the festival in Magh,” Acharya Norbu Sherpa was.quoted by Gaesh Rai in Kantipur as sating. .Acharya Sherpa said the community should have been consulted by government. Govrnment leaders, including the prime minister and president, extended Loshargreetings to the Sherpa community Tuesday. nnnn . APF NOW HAS SIX AIGs WITH PROMOTION OF SUSHIL KUMAR SHRESTHA Kathmandu, 2 March: Sushil Kumar Shrestha superseded three DIGs when he was appointed AIG in Armed Police Force (APF) by the cabinet Monday. With Shrestha’s promotion, there are now six AIGs in APF. nnnn


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