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Mt Everest to replace king on Nepal currency
« on: February 10, 2007, 08:55:40 AM »
KATHMANDU: The picture of Nepal's unpopular King Gyanendra will be replaced by that of Mount Everest on the Himalayan country's 10-rupee notes, the finance minister said on Friday.

The cabinet picked the world's highest mountain over Lord Buddha on Thursday to replace the monarch's image. Officials had earlier suggested that currency notes carry the picture of Buddha, born a prince in Nepal more than 2,600 years ago.

"We decided to go in for Sagarmatha instead of the Buddha because some Buddhist religious organisations were against having his picture on currency notes,"Finance minister Ram Sharan Mahat said.

Sagarmatha, which means head of the sea, is the Nepali name for the world's highest peak that stands at 8,850 metres (29,035 feet).

The move to remove Gyanendra's picture comes months after he was stripped of nearly all his powers following mass protests last year that ended nearly 15 months of his absolute rule.

Mahat said the government would take a decision later on what picture should be used to replace the king's image on other rupee denominations.

Elections are due in June for a special assembly which will map out Nepal's future including the fate of the monarchy.

The landlocked nation is home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest.
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Re: Mt Everest to replace king on Nepal currency
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 10:12:25 AM »
its nice to   post  everest on the  currency but  why  the  govenment   replaced the pic of king ...............euta  kingley testo  garyo bhandai ma purai  rajkhandai  nai  naramro  bhanna  concept pari sakyo nepali  ma
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Re: Mt Everest to replace king on Nepal currency
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007, 09:34:12 AM »
good kura ho nb king le desh lai k deykeo cha tyio kura bujna paryo ni haina ra sayad king navayera nai hola aile yaha jati bad himal tarai vanne hami ek hau vanne nara lai hami le birsadai chau sayad tyhi huna sakcha


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