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Crown Prince participates in Phewa Lake cleanup
journalists were invited by the Central Divisional Headquarters to be present at Ratna Temple with cameras at 9 am. Wednesday without divulging the details, including the participation of the Crown Prince. Tourism entrepreneurs and senior officials of security units were also called upon to help in the cleanup.

The army, police and Armed Police Force personnel were busy in the morning clearing large quantities of waterweeds. The Crown Prince participated in the cleanup drive around the Ratna Temple area from his motorboat from early in the morning.

However, due to engine failure of the motorboat, the Crown Prince arrived only after 2 pm. While tourism entrepreneurs returned because of the delay, journalists and security officials stayed back.

Upon his arrival, Chief of Central Divisional Headquarters Prakash Bahadur Basnet briefed Crown Prince Paras about the cleanup campaign. Meanwhile it started to rain and the Crown Prince returned. Few noticed the Crown Prince speeding towards Khapaudi with his bodyguard with a tire tied to the back of the motorboat to collect water weed when the rain relented.

Basnet said that today’s program was organized in response to the Crown Prince’s concern for the water weed problem of Phewa Lake.

Rain, however, played spoilsport throughout the day.

(Source : The Kathmandu Post.)