Satyarthi for two panels for Nepal’s reconstruction

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 7, 2015-

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has recommended the formation of two separate bodies for the reconstruction of physical infrastructure ravaged by the earthquake in Nepal.

Satyarthi, who is on a two-day visit to Nepal, said that he had also visited the earthquake-affected districts and floated the formula to constitute a high-powered authority to look after the reconstruction affairs at a national level and an international coordination committee to keep Nepal’s image intact across the globe.

At a press conference organised here on Sunday, he shared that he has presented this recommendation to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala along with leaders of various political parties and they have taken it positively.

He further said that the Authority recommended should be devised in a way to include the opposition party leader, the government representatives, civil society members and former justice while the Committee should have the Prime Minister, opposition party leader, government representatives, civil society members and private sector. On the occasion, the Nobel Laureate pledged to present the condition of Nepali schools and children in international arena in course of his visits to Norway, Germany and America beginning from Monday and call for support to this effect.

The sense of patience shown by Nepali people and children’s interest to go to their schools has enchanted him, he noted, calling upon the government, guardians, locals and other stakeholders to be cautious to potential trafficking of children in the quake-hit districts. He further said that the earthquake has orphaned hundreds of children, underlining the need of social awareness and counselling for the helpless.

 

Published: 08-06-2015 07:23

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