Awaken Nepal

Former King will not celebrate his birthday this year


Former King Gyanendra Shah had announced on Sunday that he has cancel his birthday celebration this year.

Issuing a statement, the former monarch said he decided not to mark his 69th birthday, which falls on July 7, as the country has been devastated by the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks and is in sorrow.

“At this time of crisis and sorrow,  my heartfelt wish is that we all join hands and worked for the reconstruction and creation of Nepal,” a statement issued in his name and circulated to the media by his personal aide Phaniraj Pathak read.

He further urged his supporters to opt for “cooperation, service and charity work.”