SINDHULI — Minister for Agriculture and the treasurer of the main ruling partner UCPN-Maoist Haribol Gajurel on Monday contended that though the party’s efforts to form a national consensus government failed this time, it would be make efforts for the same again.
Minister Gajurel spoke of the need of the formation of a national consensus government to lead the country towards the path of development and to create ground for the effective enforcement of constitution while laying the foundation stone for a new building of Jhagajholi-based Pragatisheel Higher Secondary School in Sindhuli today.
Country’s existing education policy must also be revised for better results, he added.
The construction of the school building is estimated to cost around Rs 15 million and Rs 7 million has been collected so far through the initiation of former students, locals and students.
Minister Gajurel also informed that peasants will start getting pensions from the upcoming fiscal year after going through their categorisation.
Though Nepal falls in the category of agro-based country, state investment in this sector is very minimum and the government is committed to motivate people involved in this sector, by launching various programmes for their benefit.
Minister was on his way to Mahottari in order to attend the national convention of the All Nepal National Peasants’ Association.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.