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.
NRNA Third Africa Regional Meeting from Dec 29
KATHMANDU— The Third Africa Regional Meeting of Non-Resident Nepali Association ( NRNA) will be held in Kampala, the capital of Uganda on December 29-30.
‘Development experiences exchange’ is the theme for the meeting this year where African experts and Nepali experts living in Africa will exchange experiences of development activities of African countries.
On the occasion, the predicaments facing Nepali workers in African countries will also be shared.
The meeting would be attended by representatives from the National Coordination Council, International Coordination Council of 17 different countries of Africa as well as other countries in other continents.
Nepali artists together with the African ones will show cultural performances during the meeting. According to the National Coordination Council, Uganda a seminar of Nepali language and literature will be held on the sidelines of the meeting.Follow @gorkhapost