A statute of King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the premises of a museum in Gorkha district was demolished by the then rebels during the height of Maoist insurgency about six years ago. In a bid to assert the historical reality, the rebuilt statue was finally reinstated at the museum, which is located right inside the historic Gorkha Palace on February 2, 2014, Sunday.
“Whether we like it nor not, it is our past. We have to accept the historical fact as it is,” said a local, who was there while the statue was officially reinstated at the museum. It is part of an important epoch of the country as this Shah King was the one who had laid foundation of modern Nepal by unifying twenty two as well as twenty four principalities.
The Department of Archeology (DoA) had commissioned the restoration work at a cost one million rupee. Sculptors had worked on it day in and day out for six months to get the statute restored.
The government should conserve other such relics and monuments not only in the district but in different parts of the country as well.