NC leader Bhandari celebrates Dashain with Bote/Majhi community
September 30, 2017 07:15 PM NPT
GULMI, Sept 30: Nepali congress leader Chandra Singh Bhandari celebrated this year's Dashain tika with the Bote/Majhi community of Balithum-1 of Gulmi Durbar Rural Municipality.
Leader Singh who is also the lawmaker from the Gulmi (constituency no 2) offered tika to the people from the marginalised Bote/Majhi community and received tika from them on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival today.
On the occasion, talking to media persons, he said, "Dashain is the common festival of all- both haves and have nots," adding that he decided to observe the festival in company with the excluded community as he believed that political leadership should be with the people during good and hard times.
He took the time to announce that in next two years all families from the marginalised community and those on the verge of extinction in the district would have their own roofs. Works to construct 50 houses had already started in the Majhi community here, he added.
He gave the Dashain tika, dakshina (cash offerings), new clothes and education materials to over 100 school children from the Bote/ Majhi and Kumal communities. Leader Bhandari is financially supporting for the management of tiffin, school uniform and stationery materials for over 150 students from these marginalised communities who were studying at the local Majhi Primary School.(RSS)