KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the promulgation of the constitution of the democratic republic Nepal was the greatest achievement of the year 2072, which realized Nepali people’s long-held aspiration of becoming fully sovereign.
In a message today on the occasion of New Year 2073 B.S., President Bhandari has said that the responsibility of safeguarding the historical and epochal achievement made possible through a political campaign has fallen on the shoulders of all Nepalis to thereby guide the nation towards economic prosperity with the implementation of the new constitution.
“The time has also come along with the onset of the New Year to move ahead with a new thought, style and a new destination, and implement the new constitution on the basis of dialogue and consensus”, the President said in the message.
President Bhandari has also stressed that the government, political parties, civil society organisations and the private sector should join hands in giving priority to the post-earthquake reconstruction and rebuilding programme to normalize the daily life of the quake survivors, and resolve other problems facing the country.
On the occasion, she has extended best wishes for the happiness, peace, long-life, goodwill and harmony of all Nepalis living in the country and aboard.
In a similar message, Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun has described the year 2072 as historical and significant in giving the country a new constitution through the Constituent Assembly. However, failure to speed up the post-quake reconstruction and scarcity of fuel and other daily essentials faced by the people were some unfortunate incidents of the previous year.
Expressing the confidence that the New Year 2073 would ensure implementation of the new constitution, speed up post-quake reconstruction and socio-economic transformation of the county, the Vice-president has also extended best wishes all Nepali brothers and sisters wishing them happiness, peace, good health, solidarity and continued progress and prosperity.
NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs
KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.
A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.
The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.
Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.
NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.
Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.Follow @gorkhapost