Kathmandu: A full-sized statue of the nation builder Prithvi Narayan Shah has been constructed at the historical Bukacho Gadhi located in Suryavinayak Municipality-8, Sipadol Naichal, Bhaktapur. In a program organized here today by the Indra Bux Gana of the Nepali Army, Kiran Thapa, Member of the Provincial Assembly of Bagmati Province, and Sagar Bahadur Thapa, the Chief of the Nepali Army, jointly inaugurated the fort and unveiled the salik.
During the unification of Nepal, when Prithvi Narayan Shah built a bunker in Bukacho Gadhi when Bhaktapur was attacked and won, a salik was built at a cost of Rs. Shah's six-feet-high iron salik, a building with two rooms, a compound and other structures have been constructed in the bunker area.
Provincial Assembly member Thapa informed that the Bindavasini temple is being built in the traditional style in this area, which has been identified as a tourist area of Bhaktapur. The construction of the view tower has already been completed here at a cost of Rs. 25 lakhs of the Nepali Army. According to him, after the construction of picnic sports, toilets and water tanks in this area, as well as construction of the view tower, internal and external tourists from various places including the valley come to see the valley with mountain views from the view tower and observe the fort.
MP Thapa said that from the fort at a height of 2,100 meters, which can be reached seven kilometers from Bhaktapur, one can see panoramic views of the valley, from here one can observe the green scenery of the forest, one can observe wild animals and birds, and one can observe the mountains such as Machapuchhre, Ganesh, Gaurishankar, and Everest. He emphasized that the people's representatives should protect and enhance the fort and pointed out that it should be developed as the main tourist attraction of Bhaktapur.
In the event, Nepali Army's Valley Chief of Staff Sagar Bahadur Thapa said that the Nepali Army is trying to protect the forts and forts built by Prithvi Narayan Shah and keep the history alive in the context of Nepal's unification. He said that the Nepali Army will protect the areas with such historical importance.
In the program, Chief District Officer of Bhaktapur Khagendra Prasad Rizal stated that the historical fort has been protected and promised to support the district administration office from the point of view of security.