Actress Shobita Simkhada and media-person Nirajan Bhandari had married in May. The marriage was a low-profile event – without parties and celebrations. The couple had promised to spend all the money required to do a "Normal" type of marriage to social causes.
And, they have kept the promise! Two schools in Gumdi of Dhading district will be receiving life-long support from the new couple.
Kantipur quotes that they will pay the cost of the education of Radhika Mijar of grade 3 and Biraj Sunar of class 1 in Kalika Devi Primary School. Similarly, they will also provide the cost of education of Sun Bahadur Gurung (Grade 10), Sunita Basnet and Shova Nepali (Grade 9), Tika Maya Mijar (Grade 8), and Roshan Shrestha of Grade 4 in Tamakharka Higher Secondary school.
The total cost of support will be Rs. 50,000 per year. They might also support two students in plus two in the future.
Shobita is a supporter of Osho and she has also decided to donate some amount to the Osho Tapowan in Gumdi, Dhading to construct two rooms in the Ashram.
Shobita’s Biratako Chino and Maryo Ni Mayale Maryo are currently in theaters and she had also acted in Kasam and Gangajal previously.
It is a great job and I hope other people in Nepali film industry will follow such noble social works instead of spending money in unproductive works. (Photo credits -Kantipur)