DAMAULI: Keeping in mind the bone-chilling cold due to plummeting mercury in recent days, Bandipur Rural Municipality today distributed 250 blankets to single persons aged over seventy years.
Gandaki Province Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment Bikash Lamsal, provincial lawmaker Aasha Koirala, and Bandipur Rural Municipality Chairperson Purna Singh Thapa handed over the blankets to senior citizens amid a special programme on Thursday.
Bandipur Rural Municipality administrative officer Nar Hari Sapkota said, blankets worth Rs 3,75,000 were distributed.
One of the recipients, Mani Lal Gurung, 80, was elated after collecting the blanket. Last year, the rural municipality had distributed warm clothes to elderly women in the area.