River rafting begins to promote Nepal Visit Year 2020


Nawalpur, Oct 5 (RSS): Rafting has begun on the Narayani River, targeting the Nepal Visit Year 2020.
The 45.5 kilometers rafting route with its station at Kalikhola of Ichhamanakamana rural municipality-6, Chitwan is said to be the country’s longest one. The route ends at Kavreghat of Bharatpur metropolis-16.

Two motor boats ( a 14-seater and a 10-seater) are available on a regular basis for the rafting operated by the Aaushma Motorboat Company, said company chair Bijay Chandra Adhikari. The company plans to add a ‘small cruise’ for the trip by the next two months. Company vice chair and manager Ganesh Bahadur Thapa said the service was launched upon realising a great potentiality of water tourism in Nepal.

As he said, Nepal’s rivers such as Narayani, Koshi and Karnali can be developed into best destinations for water tourism. He hoped that the Narayani rafting would support the Visit Nepal Year 2020 announced by the government. “It aims to promote domestic tourism as well.”
The motorboat route provides the views of several important sites including the Jalbire Falls, historic Devghat, Maulakalika of Gaidakot, Narayangadh Bazar and Shivaghat.

One has to pay Rs 3,500 to enjoy the rafting package each time. The package includes one-time snacks, one-time meal and one night stay in a hotel. However, a couple will get 10 percent discount on it.
The charge is only for domestic travelers and the amount for foreigners will be fixed soon, it said.

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Traffic monitoring for safe travel goes on in state 5

Rupandehi, Oct 5 (RSS): The state 5 government has formed a traffic monitoring committee as it seeks to ensure the safe travel of people during the festivals.
The public transport management monitoring committee formed on the initiation of ministry of internal affairs and law has started its works from Friday. Its role will be centered on minimising road accidents and the convenience of passengers.
According to committee coordinator and ministry secretary Shankar Prasad Kharel, traffic checking and monitoring is going in the state.
The committee will instruct transport entrepreneurs to ensure that vehicles are in good condition through their adequate and regular maintenance as vehicles are used intensively during the festivals. As he said, any negligence in the maintenance of vehicles may lead to accident(s).
The committee has appealed to travelers, drivers, transport entrepreneurs and the public to take all possible measures for the safe journey bearing in mind of a huge traffic flow during the festivals such as Dashain, Tihar and Chhath. It has requested service seekers and recipients to dial 100, a toll free emergency number of Nepal Police, and 103 of the Nepal Traffic Police if they have any grudges in regard with the traffic services.

Book highlighting Damauli’s historic identity released

Damauli, Oct 5 (RSS): A book ‘Damauli Mahatmyam’ aims to promote the religious, historic and cultural identity of Damauli and its adjoining areas has been published. It was released amidst a programme in Damauli, Tanahu Friday.
The book by Devi Bahadur Basnet and Bikash Khanal seeks to bring out fact surroundings the religious and historic importance of Damauli and to develop it as the religious tourist site, it is said.
While releasing the book, Gandaki state assembly member and public account committee president Kumar Khadka said he was hopeful that the book would help further disseminate the historic identity of Damauli.
Gandaki state assembly members Dobate BK and Sarita Gurung were confident that the book would earn an identity of the historic document concerning Damauli while Byas municipality mayor Baikuntha Neupane said it would be helpful in protecting and promoting religious and cultural sites in Damauli and adjacent areas.
Nepal Communist Party central member Pratap Lal Shrestha hoped that it would serve as a guideline for the Damauli folks.
Commenting on the book, litterateur Sheshmani Acharya said writers had tried their best to document ancient historical accounts relating to Damauli. “It will remain as a reference material for the study of ancient history of Damauli”.
Another commentator Samundra Godar praised the book for its attempts to establish identity and significance of Damauli. It has 236 pages.

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