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President,PM and leaders extend best wishes on Buddha Jayanti




KATHMANCU —  President, Vice President, Prime Minister and other leaders have extended best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion of the 2561st Buddha Jayanti on Wednesday.

On her message President Bidhya Devi Bhandari said, “Once we internalise the Buddha philosophy, internal peace and fraternity are possible”

“I wish the Buddha Jayanti inspired all for peace, harmony, coexistence and non-violence,” she said, adding that the precepts of the Lord Buddha are inspiring and exemplary.

The Buddha’s principles would be useful for Nepal’s campaign of fostering national unity, harmony and tolerance with durable peace, good governance, and building democratic, proportional, and inclusive society.

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Likewise,Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that holding three levels of polls in the slated timeframe is the national need for the implementation of the constitution.

In a message given today on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, and the Ubhauli Festival of Kirant community, Vice President Pun said that there was no alternative to consensus and co-work among all political parties to successfully conduct the forthcoming polls.

The Vice President has also said that the importance and relevance of Buddha’s messages of peace and non-violence have further increased in the present world, adding that fraternity, goodwill and sustainable peace would be established in the country and the entire world if the messages of the Buddha were internalised.

Similarly, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal has also extended greetings on this day and expressed “Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and the multi-religious country. Diversity is our wealth and unity in diversity is our special identity.”

The precepts of Lord Buddha, born in Nepali soil, are known worldwide, he said, adding that the supreme wisdom gained by Lord Buddha with penance is eternal.

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Once we abide by the teachings of the humanity and non-violence of Lord Buddha, peace and human welfare prevail in the country, the PM stressed.

“I wish this Day inspire all to work together for progress with the implementation of constitution and holding the local level elections,” said the PM in the message.

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has also wished for the emancipation of people from all sorts of injustice and suppression and peace would prevail in the country by following the teachings of the Lord Buddha.

Stating that sans enduring peace, overall development of the country is not possible, Deuba said that violence, murder, abduction and anti-human rights activities should be stopped forever, adding that establishing enduring peace is the priority of his party Nepali Congress.

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Newly appointed guvs take oath of office and secrecy

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed governors of all seven provinces on Friday amid a special function at the official residence of the President, Shital Niwas.

All seven governors appointed as the ceremonial state heads by the incumbent government on Wednesday were sworn-in at 4:00 pm Friday in Sheetal Niwas, according to Keshav Ghimire, joint secretary at the Office of the President.

Thegovernment had appointed Prof Govinda Subba as governor of Province 1, Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha as governor of Province 2, Anuradha Koirala for 3, Baburam Kunwar for 4, Umakanta Jha for 5, Durga Khanal for 6 and Mohan Raj Malla for Province 7.

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Immediately after their sworn in by the president, the election body on Friday itself handed over the name lists of those elected to the provincial assemblies under the proportional representation (PR) category in the polls held November 26 and December 7.

As per the legal provisions, the election body needs to submit the name lists of members elected to the provincial assemblies to the governors within five days after announcing the poll results.

Before that, the EC had distributed the certificates to the winning candidates, paving the way for the formation of provincial assemblies and for conducting the upper house elections slated for February 7.

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