KATHMANDU — A parade was held here in the capital on the occasion of 108th International Women’s Day on Thursday. The campaign was an initiative of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in which various individuals, organisations, social campaigners, and mediapersons participated.
The rally began from Bhrikutimandap and passed through Bhadrakali temple, Sahid Gate, New Road and converged into a corner meeting at the Shanti Batika in Ratnapark.
On the occasion, people gathered from different walks of life to express their solidarity toward women, social issues regarding women, and to raise their voices to stop violence against women.
Individuals, women activists, women networks, women with disabilities, women’s band, women security personnel, students, men backing women issues, Nepali traditional bands, representatives from national and international organisations, among others walked together in solidarity.
Participants of the rally carried placards calling for an end to violence against women, human trafficking and building peace at home for world peace.
Speaking at the event, Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Thammaya Thapa called for women to be united to end violence against women.
The International Women’s Day is being observed across the globe since February 28, 1909.Follow @gorkhapost
NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education
KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.
Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.
On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.
Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.
Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.Follow @gorkhapost