For­mer King cel­e­brates birth­day in Nepal­gunj

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For­mer King Gya­nen­dra has ob­served his 72nd birth­day on 7 July in Nepal­gunj. Dif­fer­ent daily news­pa­pers pub­lish­ing from Kath­mandu and On­line por­tals have given cov­er­age to the for­mer King's birth­day cel­e­bra­tions. Ac­cord­ing to An­na­purna Post daily, at 8 am on Satur­day morn­ing, the for­mer King vis­ited Bagesh­wori Tem­ple in Nepal­gunj and per­formed a half-an-hour long pooja there. A large crowd of the for­mer King's well-wish­ers had gath­ered at the tem­ple to ex­tend birth­day greet­ings to the King. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports that ap­peared in dif­fer­ent dailies, a time was set from 10 am to 1.30 pm to ex­tend greet­ings to the for­mer King by his well-wish­ers at Ho­tel Soal­tee lo­cated at Karkado in Nepal­gunj. Due to the crowd that ar­rived there, the pe­riod was ex­tended un­til 3 pm. A large crowd of lo­cal peo­ple also ar­rived in Nepal­gunj from dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try to ex­tend birth­day greet­ings to the for­mer King who had reached the Ho­tel and the peo­ple ex­tended their greet­ings to the for­mer King. A large num­ber of peo­ple and po­lit­i­cal lead­ers hav­ing be­lief in a Hindu King­dom, Hindu re­li­gious Gu­rus, Bud­dhists and Mus­lims had also ex­tended birth­day greet­ings to the for­mer King. A large num­ber of peo­ple in­volved in so­cial, po­lit­i­cal, re­li­gious and cul­tural fields in Kath­mandu had reached Nepal­gunj to ex­tend their birth­day wishes to the for­mer King. Ear­lier, a civic birth­day cel­e­bra­tion main com­mit­tee was formed un­der the chair­man­ship of Yeg­gya Prasad Acharya. Also, at the lo­cal level, a birth­day cel­e­bra­tion com­mit­tee was formed un­der the con­venor­ship of Bhu­van Kr­ishna Shrestha of Nepal­gunj 2. Mayor of Nepal­gunj Sub Metropoli­tan City, Dr Dha­bal Shumsher Rana was also one among those who had ex­tended birth­day greet­ings to the King. For­mer King Gya­nen­dra, for­mer Queen Ko­mal, for­mer crown princess Hi­mani and other mem­bers of the Royal fam­ily had reached Nepal­gunj on Wed­nes­day evening by flight. How­ever, for­mer crown prince Paras had reached Nepal­gunj by road.

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