KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A working committee of stakeholders has been formed in order to hold a discussion among guthiyars over the guthi bill recently brought by the government as well as to run different programs in this regard.
A committee comprising different organizations of the Newar community elected Dr Maheshman Shrestha as president of the working committee and Pabitra Bajracharya as vice-president. Similarly, responsibility has been given to the chairperson of Newa Dey Dabu, Naresh Tamrakar to look after the secretariat.
Nanikaji Shakya, Rabindra Tamrakar, Sabina Maharjan and Rishi Prasad Shrestha from Lalitpur, Shyam Shilpakar and Shanta Prakash Shrestha from Bhaktapur, Shreekrishna Manandhar from Tokha, Roshan Shrestha from Phampi Struggle Committee and Raja Shrestha from Saka Struggle Committee are the members of the working committee.
Nepal Dangol and Ashok Maharjan from Khona Struggle Committee, Shreekrishna Shrestha from Kirtipur, Rajbhai Jaka:Me, Nanihera Maharjan, Suman Sayami, Rabindra Shrestha, Ganapati Lal Shrestha, Sujib Bajracharya, Umesh Sthapit, Bhagawan Shakya, Rameshman Piya and Suresh Kiram Manandhar from Kathmandu are also the members.
Similarly, senior culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi, Durgalal Shrestha, Hitkarbir Singh Kansakar, Malla K Sundar, Dr Pushpa Raj Rajkarnikar and Chandra Maharjan are advisors to the committee.