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Prithivi Jayanti being observed today

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KATHMANDU: JAN. 11 – The birth anniversary of Nation Builder Prithvi Narayan Shah, which is celebrated every year on Poush 27 (Dec 11), is being celebrated all over the country by organizing various programs today. This year, Prithvi Narayan’s 300th birth anniversary is being celebrated.

Prithvi Narayan Shah was born on 27 Poush 1779 BS in Gorkha to King Nara Bhupal Shah and Queen Kaushalyavati. Prithvi Narayan became the king on Chaitra 25, 1799 BS. Before that, Nepal was divided into 52 states. After Prithvi Narayan became king, he succeeded in extending the border of Nepal from Tista in the east to Chepe river in the west. After the demise of Prithvinarayan, his successor has a history of extending the state of Nepal to the fort Kangada in the west.

Prithvi Narayan Shah had conquered Nuwakot in 1801 BS. Twenty-five years later, in 1826, the Kathmandu Valley was conquered. After conquering the Nepal Valley, Prithvi Narayan Shah extended the borders of the country by conquering Chaudandi Vijaypur etc. in the east.

Today, the 300th birth anniversary of Prithvi Narayan Shah is being celebrated with various programs across the country. Nepal Pragya Pratisthan, Nepal Lalit Kala Pratisthan, Nepal Sangeet and Natya Pragya Pratisthan and Cultural Undertaking have scheduled various programs on the occasion.

Similarly, various cultural glimpses of Nepal will be presented at the Jamal-based National Dance Hall at 2.30 pm. Similarly, other organizations are also organizing various programs and celebrating Prithvi Narayan’s birth anniversary all over the country.

Former King Gyanendra to lay a wreath

Former King Gyanendra Shah is going to lay a wreath at the statue of Prithvi Narayan Shah in front of the main gate of Singha Durbar on the occasion of Prithvi Narayan’s birth anniversary and National Unity Day. Former King Gyanendra’s Secretariat has informed that a wreath will be laid at the statue of Prithvi Narayan Shah on Tuesday at 12:30 pm.