Pokhara–Chief Minister of Gandaki state Prithvi Subba Gurung celebrated his 62nd birthday by planting a tree sapling in the premises of his official residence at Shahid Chowk of Pokhara, in a break from influencing western culture of observing the occasion by cutting cakes and organising lavish parties.
Chief Minister Gurung marked his birthday in a bid to promote forestation. This occasion is a part of a campaign to plant tree saplings on birthday of individuals, said Basudev Sedhain, chairperson of the campaign committee. The campaign started from Bensisahar of Lamjung district on December 15, 2018 and has already spread to Kaski, Kathmandu, Dhangadhi and Dang, said the committee’s vice president Laxmi Shrestha.
“Such campaign provides special contributions to environment conservation and maintaining greenery. There is a n