"Manmohan Adhikari (late veteran UML leader) would respect senior citizens much. The practice to provide allowance to them got started during his reign as Prime Minister and this continues now. I, in capacity of Prime Minister, increased the allowance to Rs 2,000 per month," the former PM said.
He was inaugurating the '6th Jestha Nagarik Desh Darshan' organised on Wednesday by the
at UML party office in Dhumbarahi Wednesday. Manamohan
Also on the occasion, UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel remembered Manamohan as a man who would help and respect helpless and elderly people.
UML Vice Chairperson Asta Laxmi Shakya, also in-charge of Province 3, stressed the need for the state for respecting and honouring senior citizens.
At the event, UML Chairman Oli handed over down jackets, caps and bags to the participating elderly people.