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President pays tribute to those killed in Gorkha quake

Prez says quake has failed to topple tower of national dignity

2021 Apr 25, 14:45, Kathmandu
President Bidya Devi Bhandari addressing at a convention. Photo: RSS

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has offered her tributes to those who lost their lives in the 2015 earthquake and aftershocks.

The Gorkha earthquake with its epicentre at Barpak in the Gorkha district rattled the country on 25 April 2015 killing around 9,000 and injuring thousands of people.

The President in a message today stated that despite the quake killed thousands of people and destroyed structures, it has failed to topple the tower of national dignity. Post-quake reconstruction works initiated by the government through the National Reconstruction Authority has neared their final stage, she added.

Today commemorates the sixth anniversary of the Gorkha earthquake, Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality has announced a holiday on the same occasion.

Reconstruction of much damaged public and private buildings and houses and temples and monasteries is underway and completion of important heritages like Rani Pokhari, Durbar High School, Dasharath Stadium and Dharahara is praiseworthy, she said.

She extended her thanks to those civil servants, skilled workers and donor agencies who have worked day and night under the reconstruction campaign. "We are at high risk of disasters like flooding and landslides gave geographical structure and situation of the country. In view of such sensitivity, we need to build ecology friendly infrastructures and structures to cope with disasters. I want to draw the attention of the concerned authority to construct strong and quake resilient structures in line with the building code and by studying private, public and government structures."


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