Pashupati area declared free of beggars

The premises of Pashupati Temple are being decorated for the Mahashivaratri that falls on February 14. Photo: Narayan Maharjan


The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has announced the Pashupati area as free of beggars.

Speaking at a program organized to make the announcement on Tuesday, Minister for Culture and Tourism and Chair of the PADT Governing Council Rabindra Adhikari suggested the PADT to help rehabilitate those making begging as profession and instead give them livelihood skills.

According to a study, 182 people were based in the Pashupati main temple premises making ends meet by begging.

In collaboration with the Manav Sewa Ashram, so far 80 beggars have already been rehabilitated in Gongabu and Budhanilakantha Ashram, according to the PADT.

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