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Late Girija Prasad Koirala's statue unveiled in Jhapa

2021 Mar 20, 20:06, Jhapa
File - Prime Minister of Nepal, Girija Prasad Koirala being seen off by the Union Minister of Water Resources, Saif-ud-din Soz at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, on April 6, 2007. Photo: MEA India

Former president of Nepali Congress, Girija Prasad Koirala's statue was unveiled amid a programme in Jhapa today. This is so far the first-ever statue of former Prime Minister Koirala.

In commemoration of the 10th death anniversary of veteran democratic leader Koirala, NC Regional Committee erected the statue at its office at Mechinagar Municipality-10, Dhulabari.

NC Spokesperson and central member Biswo Prakash Sharma unveiled the statue. The half-body size statue of the late Koirala was designed and imported from Jayapur of India at the cost of Rs 120,000, shared NC Jhapa Constituency-1 President Mani Uprety.

He said that the statue of towering figure of Nepali politics Koirala was erected so as to enliven his contributions. Party cadres had raised fund required for the installation of the statue, said the party sources. 

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