Damauli, Mar. 8: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has stressed the need for creating job opportunities in villages themselves.
In the context wherein especially youths are leaving the country for foreign jobs, villages at home should attract people by creating employment opportunities for them, said the leader at a concluding event of a women's half marathon organised by Byas Municipality on the occasion of the International Women's Day ( IWD). "Job opportunities should be created in villages themselves by developing tourism. Villages should attract people. For this, local level should bring planned projects."
He also underscored the need for developing Tanahunsur, a historical area in the district.
At the programme, leader Paudel distributed awards to winners of the women's half marathon organised on the occasion of the IWD.
Kanchhi Maya Koju finished first in the marathon. She received Rs 41,078 in cash. Likewise, the first runner-up Rekha Bam got Rs 31,078 and the second runner-up Namrat Gurung Rs 21,078.