President hands over posthumous awards to former PM Bhattarai, republican leader Singh and sociologist Dr Gurung
President Dr. Rambaran Yadav decorated some 101 personalities who contributed for the nation and society and were honoured on the occasion of the Republic Day- 2069 BS, at a function organized at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas, today, state-owned news agency RSS reports.
At the function, President Yadav handed over the ´Rastragaurav´ decorations declared for former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai (Posthumously) and republican leader Ramraja Prasad Singh (Posthumously) to chairman of the Santa Leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai Foundation, PL Singh, and son of Ramraja Prasad Singh, Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh.
Similarly, President Dr. Yadav also handed over the Mahaujjwol Rasttradeep decoration to sociologist and planner Dr. Harka Gurung (Posthumously) to his wife Mrs. Saroj Gurung.
The president also decorated 47 persons with the ´Suprabal Janasewashri´,
37 with ´Prabal Janasewashri´ and 14 with ´Janasewashri´ decorations, the Office of the President said.
Present at the function were Prime Minister, chief justice, DPM, home minister, ministers, chief of constitutional bodies and distinguished personalities, said spokesman of the President´s Office, Hari Kumar Shrestha. nepalnews.com