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Giving: The Nepali way
Posted:Mar 14, 2017
 
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Gyan Singh Tharu, who works as a peon at the Mahendra Campus at Bharatpur, Dang, decided to donate over Rs one lakh to construct a new building at the Padmodaya Public Model Higher Secondary School in Dang where he had his initial schooling. The school (where I also studied) invited Pundit Dinbandhu Pokhrel to conduct Srimad Bhagavad Mahayagya in January to raise funds to construct a new building to launch vocational courses for its students. Thanks to donors like Tharu, the school was able to raise Rs 35 million, mostly from local donors, incumbent and former teachers, staff and students.
 
Pundit Dinbandhu, son of late Pundit Narayan Prasad Pokhrel, has conducted numerous mahayagya, a religious ceremony based on Hindu scriptures, to raise funds for many social causes.
 
While reciting from holy texts, he highlights the virtue of ‘daan’ (donation) and motivates local community to donate for local causes. His late father (who was killed during the Maoist insurgency) and Pundit Dinbandhu have thus collected millions of rupees by conducting ‘mahayagyas’ in different parts of the country.
 
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