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Nepal Army Chief gives shelter to 2yr old Chepang orphan

Two year old Chepang orphan, Chokman Chepang lies down on the floor of his parents house in Chitwan. (Photo: Deependra Baduwal/Ekantipur.com)
Two year old Chepang orphan, Chokman Chepang lies down on the floor of his parents house in Chitwan. (Photo: Deependra Baduwal/Ekantipur.com)

CHITWAN: Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Chattraman Singh Gurung has taken rearing responsibility of  a two-year old Chepang orphan who lost his three brothers and parents recently due to consumption of poisonous mushroom.

Kantipur daily’s online news site on Thursday confirmed the news that Gurung had directed NA officials in Chitwan to send the 2 year orphan to him if his guardian agree to it.

The daily reported that the Gurung had called Colonel Jyotendra Mahat in Chitwan to inquire the details of the orphan, Chokman Chepang  and send him to Kathmandu in his personal care if his guardians agreed to it.

Following the directives, Col Mahat had visited Chokman’s village Kabilas on the following morning and taken custody of the child with due consent from child’s grandparents, uncle, VDC secretary, local school teachers, principle and the villagers.

“We are ourselves in trouble. Take him, his future will be bright,” Mahat quoted grandfather as saying while stating that the “junior (chokman) seems to be tragically lucky.”

The daily has however hinted that the Gurung will be taking care of the orphan’s educational and other requirements and does not intends to adopt him as his own son.

Published Date: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 | 03:36 AM

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