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Prez lauds NRNA quake-relief initiative

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 17, 2015-

President Ram Baran Yadav has lauded Non-Resident Nepalis’ (NRNs) plan to involve in the reconstruction drive. The Non-Resident Neapli Association (NRNA) has set up a fund worth Rs350 million for the construction of 1,000 homes for the survivors of the April 25 earthquake. Addressing the inaugural session of the 7th NRNA International General Assembly and Global Conference 2015, Yadav said there was a lot more to be done and the role of the NRNs could be instrumental. “The theme of the conference ‘NRNA: A True Partner to Rebuilding Nepal’ speaks much about the efforts being made by the association,” Yadav said, adding the conference in Nepal would help convey a message to the global community that Nepal is a safe destination to visit. NRNA President Shesh Ghale said the activities and initiatives taken by the association immediately after earthquake changed the perception of the NRNs in Nepal. “NRNs were termed as people who would come to Nepal during the festive season and stay in five star hotels for a few days and return back,” Ghale said. “We have proved the NRNA is not only about that.” NRNA Founding President Upendra Mahato said the objective of Nepali diaspora worldwide is to make their homeland prosperous. “There are around 5 million Nepalese residing abroad. And all of them want to see Nepal as a prosperous nation,” Mahato said. “Had Nepal been a prosperous country, the April 25 earthquake would not have been such a difficult thing to deal with.”

Published: 17-10-2015 08:49

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