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President, PM extend May Day wishes

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished for peace, happiness and prosperity to all Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day -2016.

In a message of all the best today, the President has wished for the guarantee of workers’ rights. “May this occasion inspire the entire Nepali working community to fully exercise their rights for a meaningful cause”, the President said in the message.

Similarly, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated all Nepali sisters and brothers residing in and outside the country on the same occasion. In the May Day message today, the Prime Minister expressed his hope that this day would inspire the authorities concerned to ensure the rights of Nepali workers.

The May Day 2016 has a special importance for the Nepali people as we are going through special situation in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake and the promulgation of the new constitution through the people’s elected Constituent Assembly.

And now, in the post-earthquake reconstruction phase the new constitution should be of focus of the May Day besides the rights for eight-hour work, eight-hour entertainment and eight hour-rest, the Prime Minister said. Rainy season is just ahead and people left homeless by the earthquake need to be provided shelter before its arrival, the Prime Minister stressed calling upon the entire Nepali community to join hands in the post-quake reconstruction and nation-building campaign.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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