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Song competition on rice day for food security

KATHMANDU: Farmers of the Kathmandu valley will participate in a rice song competition on the Rice Day to be observed this year on Asar 15, 2069 BS.

According to chief of the Crop Development Directorate Suroj Pokhrel, awareness would be created through the songs to inform about the importance of rice and food security.

The best songs among the farmers’ groups of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur will be awarded with special prizes, informed Pokhrel.

Likewise, rice expert Bholaman Singh Basnet said rice planting would be moved ahead systematically as the importance of rice is increasing day by day.

He expressed happiness that there are more people to talk about rice today than there were in the past.

The government had decided on Mangsir 29, 2061 BS to celebrate rice planting day on Asar 15 each year as per Nepali calendar.

The slogan of the Rice Day this year is ‘Rice, a blessing for food security’. RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 | 08:16 PM

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