The month of July has started on high note for Nepal and has marked some important events throughout the geography of the country.
Let’s take a look at the activities in the week of July 06-12, 2019:
The ICC Cricket World Cup continues to keep the world engaged and did not leave behind even cricket-enthusiastic Nepal. This week, US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry was up for some cricket fun, when he invited the national cricket team players to a friendly cricket match.
Berry sportingly wore the Nepal national cricket team Jersey as he joined the players in the sport. While they met, Khadka and Berry discussed the journey and issues surrounding Nepal cricket.
Monsoon arrived in Nepal last month and has wreaked havoc across the country. In the recent report, six people lost their lives and five people suffered injuries after landslides, lightening and floods lashed at out at Nepal’s panic-stricken population. The affected areas include Kavre, Ramechhap, Bhojpur and Lalitpur among others.
In a bid to ease transport for night shift workers in Kathmandu Valley, the public transportation company Sajha Yatayat started night bus services on major roads within the valley since last week.
The public transportation organization is providing its services along three routes: Langakhel to Kalanki via Tripureshwor, New Road to Naya Bus Park via Narayan Gopalchowk and Tribhuvan International Airport to New Bus Park.
Following the rapid decline in traditional practices, leaders of Tanki and Manang villages have decided to fine locals with NPR 3,000. On the traditional festival of Yartung, locals are supposed to ride horses and have horse races.
However, with the dawn of modernization most of the locals sold their horses to buy motorcycles. Therefore, to revive and retain local tradition, the leaders have taken this serious decision.
The Dhulikhel municipality now has a healthcare center, which provides information about the health scenario within the municipality. The center was introduced with the aim to promote the concept of healthy city.
UNESCO withdrew its support from the restoration works for Gopinath and Jagannath temples after local groups threatened UNESCO workers at the site. UNESCO issued a press release stating that it was saddened to withdraw from the restoration projects.
The local groups are advocating that Nepal heritage sites should be constructed with local funds rather than international funds.
The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee approved the names of four Nepali ambassadors on July 08, 2019. The names recommended by the government were Maheshraj Dahal as Nepali Ambassador to Australia, Banisdhar Mishra Nepali Ambassador to Bangladesh, Narad Bhardwaj Nepali Ambassador to Qatar, Dawafuti Sherpa Nepali Ambassador to Spain.