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गृहपृष्ठNepalPresident visits Kalu Pandey’s memorial

President visits Kalu Pandey’s memorial


KATHMANDU – President Bidya Devi Bhandari today visited the cemetery of Kaji Kalu Pandey at Dahachok of Chandragiri municipality-1 and laid a wreath on his statue.

On the occasion, the President enjoyed the view of the Kathmandu Valley and adjoining areas from the Dahachok View Tower. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha apprised the President about historic and religious aspects of Dahachok.

The historic and religious site Dahachok has been in the list of 100 new touristic sites recognized by the government. Indra Daha also lies in Dahachok and the Indradaha Tourism Festival takes place here on Fagun 9 each year.

The Dahachok five-storey view tower was inaugurated by Prime Minister Oli on February 21. Dahachowk attracts domestic tourists especially during the public holidays. It welcomes visitors from the Kathmandu Valley, Dhanding, Nuwakot and Gorkha.

Kalu Pandey, the army chief during the reign of King Prithvi Narayan Shah who is taken as a unifier of modern Nepal, had attained martyrdom during the Kirtipur war on Jeth 19, 1814 BS. He was laid to rest at the cliff of Dahachok as per his wish. He wished to be buried facing Gorkha and Manakamana and it had happened on the direction of Gorkha’s King Prithvi Narayan Shah.





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