Nepal cheers for frontline workers with national anthem, claps in fighting COVID-19

KATHMANDU (XINHUA) – Many Nepali nationals took part in ‘Play the National Anthem’ and clapping activity yesterday morning to express solidarity with the front-line workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents in the capital city Kathmandu took to their terraces, balconies and windows with family members to sing national anthem followed by clapping.

It was a special occasion for the Nepali nationals as yesterday also marked the beginning of Nepali Year 2077 BS as per the lunar calendar.

Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli last Sunday evening called on the public to participate in the campaign initiated by the organisation “Global Compact Nepal”.

The activity aimed to encourage and extend respect to those on the frontline including doctors, nurses, security personnel, emergency service staff, delivery workers, cleaners, supermarket staff, and everyone else keeping Nepal safe and stocked at the time of the crisis.

Many people including government officials, celebrities and individuals posted videos on their social media accounts showing support for the efforts of medical staff and others in fighting the COVID-19.