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  Nepal Sambat being celebrated today  
 

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KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Nepal Sambat 1130 New Year is being celebrated in various places of the country amidst a variety of program Monday.

National luminary Sankhadhar Sakhwa initiated the Nepal Sambat calendar by absolving the poor people of their huge debt in the 880 A.D.

The Nepal Sambat calendar was in use for 888 years and it was banned at the state level in 1960 Bikram Sambat year.

Different efforts were made to reinstate the Nepal Sambat since the establishment of democracy in 2007 BS.

The government declared Shankhadhar Sakhwa who propounded the Nepal Sambat calendar and made notable contribution to society and the nation as national hero in 2055 BS.

Intimately, the government has given recognition to the Nepal Sambat as the national calendar.

 
Published on 2009-10-19 02:00:01
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