ANN /THE KATHMANDU POST – Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) organised a rafting trip in the Bagmati river last Saturday on the occasion of the 22nd Bagmati River Festival.
The rafting tour was organised from Thapathali to Sundarighat.
Urban Development Minister Metmani Chaudhary, Kathmandu Mayor Balendra Shah, environment activists and people from various walks of life participated. As many as 12 rafts and two kayaks were used for the 5.5-kilometre water event.
NARA has been organising the event since 2001 to raise awareness about keeping the rivers clean.
The Bagmati river, which has social and historical significance, over the years has become dirty, choked with black sewage, debris and trash, as efforts to clean the river have failed.