KATHMANDU, July 14: A silver padlock has been hanging at the main door of Pashupati Briddhashram for the last four months. The surrounding area across the holy temple is hushed and quiet, worlds apart from the situation when the pandemic was unheard of. The first thing anyone gazing at the main gate of the Briddhashram would see is the silver padlock that has been hanging on the door since March 14, 11 days before the government imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24. But the Briddhashram isn’t closed and inside remains 125 elderly. The place has been their home for many years.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Altogether 24 elderly citizens from various districts including Kathmandu are currently residing at Matatirtha Old Age Home Committee at Matatirtha of Chandragiri Municipality.