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Nepal Sambat Public Holiday Back To The Fore
 
(Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009)

Source: Kantipur (Kathmandu)

The president of Nepal's Nhunda Organising Committee, Tirtha Ram Dangol, met Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1130 to renew calls for the implementation of Nepal Sambat as a National Sambat.

Mr. Dangol said that despite the announcement of Nepal Sambat as a National Sambat by the previous Maoist government (28-Oct-2008), the occasion had not been practically marked as such, and went on to demand that Kartik 2, the date of the Nepali Sambat new year, also be declared a public holiday.

These demands occur while the Administration Restructuring Commission (ARC), formed at the beginning of the year (14-Jan-2009), is finalizing its final report, which is expected to recommend that the government of Nepal follow the Western, Gregorian, calendar and avoid the use of Bikram Sambat calendar (25-Jul-2009).

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