Kathmandu, November 19
A 101-year-old woman from Fidim in eastern Nepal has become the first to obtain the country’s new national ID.
Bhagwati Devi Bhandari, a resident of Fidim Municipality-4 Shantipur, was provided the national ID by Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa at a programme organised at Panchthar’s Sahid Manch on Monday.
The government had begun collecting details for the card in July last year. Bhandari was the first to record her details for the card. Home Minister Thapa also received his ID.
“We have collected the details of over 52,000 people. We have already received 2,400 cards,” said Panchthar CDO Prakash Chandra Adhikari.
The new national ID will store the impressions of its holder’s digits. “After we issue the national ID card to everyone, there won’t be a need to carry the citizenship or the voter ID cards,” said National ID and Vital Registrations DG Deepak Kafle.
Published on November 19th, Monday, 2018 4:15 PM