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PM presses for propagating Buddha’s teachings

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU) to spread the teachings of Lord Buddha to deliver the lessons at the doorstep of each and every member of the public.

Addressing the 7th University Senate of the LBU here in Kathmandu today, PM Oli, spoke of the need for the University to introduce scholarly programmes that promote use of the useful teachings of Lord Buddha.

Oli, who is also the LBU Chancellor, underscored the production of competent and quality human resources from the University.

Meanwhile, in a meeting held at the PM’s official residence at Baluwatar today itself, Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel pledged that the government would provide its support to the University for the development of its physical infrastructure.

The LBU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Naresh Man Bajracharya said that the University anticipated additional support for the physical infrastructure and educational programmes as per a master plan of the University.

The meeting has estimated a budget of around Rs 33 million for the University for the fiscal year 2016/017.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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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.

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