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PADT forms main organizing committee for Maha Shivaratri festival

04 February 2023  

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KATHMANDU: The Pashupati Area Development Trust Governing Council formed a main organizing committee under the leadership of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati for the Maha Shivaratri festival.

Executive Director of PADT Dr Ghanashyam Khatiwada said nine sub-committees have also been formed to make various arrangements including managing the queue of devotees who come to the Pashupatinath temple for a darshan.

Accordingly, Dr Milan Kumar Thapa, member-secretary of PADT leads the security arrangement sub-committee Shankaracharya Nishchalananda Saraswati heads the reception sub-committee.

Similarly, the publicity, volunteer arrangement sub-committee has been formed under the coordination of Treasurer Narayan Prasad Subedi, and the accommodation, food and physical arrangement sub-committee under the coordination of PADT members Devi Prasad Baral and Utsav Badal.

The Health services sub-committee is led by Bishwakaran Jain, environment, sanitation and footwear arrangement sub-committee by Asha Pandey, holy people and pooja arrangement sub-committee by Arjun Prasad Bastola.

Similarly, a sub-committee for temple visit, sandalwood distribution and night arrangement is led by Rameshraj Siwakoti, fair, market management, and decoration sub-committee by Purna Bahadur Jethara while the evaluation, data collection and souvenir publication sub-committee has been formed under the coordination of ED Dr Khatiwada.

The meeting also decided to deploy only the Nepali Army personnel in the Pashupatinath temple premises on February 18, the day of Mahashivaratri festival.

Publish Date : 04 February 2023 17:11 PM

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