13th National Rice Cultivation Day was celebrated on 29th June 2016 (15th Asar 2073) by District Agriculture Development office (DADO), Gorkha in association with GNI Nepal, Oxfam, Save the Children, and Care Nepal in Bhusunde Phaant, Ward No. 8, Choprang VDC, Gorkha by planting rice seedlings. Samriddhi Agro Cooperative, Arubota organized the program.
The program was chaired by Mr. Thirtha Raj Shrestha, District Agriculture Development Officer, Gorkha and inaugurated jointly by former DDC Chairperson Purna Dahal and other participants. Around 200 people including representatives of district level government agencies, INGOs, NGOs and district level political parties; members of women groups and local youth clubs; journalists, farmers, and locals participated in the rice cultivation.
On this occasion men, women, and bull race competitions were also held. Oxfam & GNI Nepal provided t-shirts and Save The Children provided caps to the participants. Care Nepal and System Development Service Center (SDSC) arranged transportation and snacks respectively. Mr. Shrestha on behalf of DADO thanked all the participants for taking part in the celebration.