KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today distributed free textbooks to students of the Mahendra Rastriya Higher Secondary School close to the PM’s official residence at Baluwatar.
At a special programme organised today, PM Oli reached the premises of the School and distributed textbooks to the students upto secondary level and interacted with them in English.
In response, the students of the school from grade one to 10 along with teachers and parents present in the programme expressed their happiness and thanked PM Oli for his visit today.
It is a rare occasion where government officials, let alone the PM of the country, reached a school and participated in a programme as such.
The students also took the opportunity to take photographs with the PM before departed, promising to visit them again.
The government has been providing textbooks up to secondary level across the country for free.
Taking into consideration the widespread complaints of government’s failure to distribute textbooks on time, Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel launched the free textbook campaign to distribute textbooks in time from April 17 to 27 across the country.
As part of the campaign, concerned authorities including the line minister and other ministers will reach various districts for the book distribution.
Director at the Department of Education (DoE) Baikuntha Aryal said that such campaign would help draw children’s and parents’ attention towards the community schools.
Meanwhile, as part of the campaign, director at the DoE Dev Kumari Guragain distributed free textbooks to the differently-able students of Khagendra Nawa Jeevan Kendra at Jorpati in the Capital.
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