A worldwide video challenge organized by the US government is won by a Nepali youth, Anup Poudel of Kabhrepalanchowk.
Anup’s video “Democracy is Black” was selected the winner among 2,200 participants from 89 countries around the world. The 1minutes 30 second video explains the meaning of democracy.
Anup has defined democracy by using four colors to represent unity, freedom, peace and love. When the four colors are mixed together the resulting color, black, is what Anup thinks, is democracy.
The tallest Shiva statue in the world, constructed on the financial support of Kamal Jain, is complete and is open for worshiping. The statue is constructed at Chhitpol-5, Kailaskut hill in Bhaktapur.
During the unveiling, a helicopter of Fishtail Air was throwing flowers on the statue from above.
The construction took 6 years and involved 100 Nepali and skilled labors from India. The construction of foundation alone took two years. To protect the statue from natural factors like sun, wind, and rain, it is coated with zinc. It is further coated with copper on top of zinc coating. According to Kamal Jain, the outer cover of the statue contain 6000 kgs of zinc and copper.
The Wedding Reception of the marriage of Manisha Koirala with Samrat Dahal was full of well known Nepali leaders and Bollywood actors. The party also proved to be a meeting ground of the leaders of different political parties in Nepal.
The party started shaping up in the Soltaee Crown Plaza from 6PM. In the start, the family members of Manisha and political leaders arrived in the party. The place was so crowded that it took about half an hour in line to reach Manisha to hand over the gifts and offer their wishes to the newly married couple.