Manisha Koirala took Dashain Tika from the former king and queen

After marrying Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal, Manisha Koirala (Dahal) is seen more at home, in Nepal, in festivals and special ceremonies. This year, she was seen in the formal king’s current palace, Nirmal Niwas taking the traditional tika from the former king and queen.

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Himani Trust inaugurated by 'Shree Pach Sarkar' Gyanendra

The former king Gyanendra Shah Friday inaugurated a NGO named after his daughter-in-law Himani Shah. Inauguration of ‘Himani Trust’ was organized at Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu. In the program, the Chair Person of the Trust, Himani Shah and the vice Chair Person Prerana Shah addressed the gathering. In the inauguration speech, they called the former king and queen ‘Shree Paach’ and ‘sarkar’, the title only given to the Kings and their families during the royal-era. ‘Sarkar’ is a Persian word meaing ‘head of affairs’.

Full text of the speech is posted below (courtesy – nagariknews and the event news video courtesy – nepalnews).

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'King' to inaugurate 'Princess' NGO

Taking advantage of the current political instability, the royal family is still in the process to get back it’s previous status. They have tried to use the only person in the family without much good or bad public information, Himani Shah, to create sympathy towards monarchy. Another reason of using the previous princess, in the mission, might be her innocent looking face and beauty.

Now, she has decided to conduct the work in a more organized way, by registering a non-government organization named Himani Trust. The Trust is going to be inaugurated today (October 8, 2010) in Soltae Crown Plaza hotel in Kathmandu.

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