Life-size statue of Bahadur Shah established at Gokarneshwor
August 14, 2021 07:30 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, August 14: A life-size statue of Nayab Bahadur Shah has been set up at Gokarneshwor Municipality-7, northern outskirt of the Kathmandu Valley.
It was established under the Bagmati Province Infrastructure Development Partnership Programme. Minister of Bagmati Province for Physical Infrastructure Development Rameshwor Phunyal unveiled the statue amid a function here on Saturday.
On the occasion, Province Minister praised Shah for his contribution to the unification of the present Nepal. The construction of his statue had given justice to his sacrifice and his contributions to the country, he said.
In another context, the Province Minister stated that the provincial government was at work for heritage friendly development and joined the campaign to protect and conserve historic sites. Work on the tunnel way at Churiyamai was underway and its inauguration would be scheduled for mid-April 2022, he shared.
Lands belonging to the Nepal Trust houses the statue and a park. The municipality has managed a gardener to take care of the park. The Ward Chairman Keshab Gurung said the park would be developed as a recreational site.