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Main organizing committee formed for Maha Shivratri festival

2023 Feb 04, 15:14, Kathmandu
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A main organizing committee has been formed under the leadership of the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati for the upcoming Maha Shivratri festival.

The meeting on Friday of the Pashupati Area Development Trust Governing Council formed the committee. Executive Director of PADT Dr. Ghanashyam Khatiwada told RSS that 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, while the publicity, volunteer arrangement sub-committee has been formed under the coordination of Treasurer Narayan Prasad Subedi, and 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, the environment, sanitation, and footwear arrangement sub-committee is by Asha Pandey, holy people, and the pooja arrangement sub-committee is by Arjun Prasad Bastola.

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

The meeting today has decided to deploy only the Nepali Army personnel in the Pashupatinath temple premises on February 18, the day of the Maha Shivratri festival.



Main organizing committee Maha Shivratri Pashupati Area Development Trust
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