NEW YORK—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Constitution of Nepal consolidates democratic policy, embodies rights and freedoms. On Friday, addressing the 73rd United Nation General Assembly (UNGA), the PM said that separation of power, checks and balances, rule of law, independence of judiciary, periodic elections, inclusive and proportional representation are defining features of the Constitution of Nepal.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the PM said that Nepal accomplished implementing Constitution through free, fair and impartial elections with record turnout of people from all section of our society. “The election brought 41% of women into elected bodies. We remain committed to bridging gap of the remaining 9 percent ,” PM Oli added.
Likewise, the PM stated that we have laid the foundation towards creating an egalitarian and just society where all citizens are treated equally and receive equal protection and opportunities.
On the occasion, PM Oli said Nepal has undergone historic political transformation since 2006 and we steered a uniquely successful home-grown, nationally led and owned peace process through dialogue and deliberations, mutual respect and accommodation.
Regarding Nepal’s vision for ‘Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali, PM Oli shared that it will be realized with right mix of prudent utilization of natural resource and the optimal mobilization and management of human resource that we are endowed with.
“Our foreign policy guides us to maintain amity with all and enmity with none. It has shaped our independent outlook on global issues which we consider on merit basis,” PM Oli said.
According to the PM, challenges ranging from poverty, terrorism, climate change, food insecurity, forced displacement and natural disasters to arms race continue to confort the global community. Intra-sate conflicts have taken heavy toll on million of lives.
Arguing that we must ensure that the voice of the people struggling for their rights, liberty, freedom and justice in various parts of the world, including Syria, Yemen, Palestine and many other places must be addressed, PM Oli went on to say that development in LDCs appears dismal despite a record performance of global economy.
Similarly, PM Oli said that Nepal’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights is total and unflinching and we hold that development, democracy and respect for human rights as interdependent and mutually reinforcing.
The PM said that 21st century history should not be as a history of confrontation and conflict; of poverty, exclusion and under-development; of injustice and exploitation adding that 21st century’s history should be that of cooperation and harmony; of prosperity, inclusion and development; and of justice and fairness, said PM Oli.
Bijaya Dashami today
KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.
The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.
Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.
The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.
People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.
It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.