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‘Wider participation must for eradication of illiteracy’

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BARDIBAS—Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said the government’s lone efforts would not be enough in eliminating illiteracy from the country.

At a meeting with CPN leaders and cadres at Gauridanda in Bardibas municipality-3 today, he called for all sections of the society to get involved in uprooting social anomalies.

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He said the endorsement of the Education Bill should be taken as an achievement. Cooperation from all tiers of governments, political parties, social sector and general public can only wipe out illiteracy from the country, he further said.

“All 15 bills related to the implementation of fundamental rights have been endorsed from the parliament and also got authenticated as stipulated by the Constitution. This is a great achievement made during the period the new government is in effect”, he added.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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