PM Dahal stresses on bringing Nepal Sambat into practice

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu
Says the government has already decided to recognise it as a national calendar

Oct 31, 2016-Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed the need of bringing the Nepal Sambat into practice as the government has already decided to recognise it as a national calendar. 

Unveiling a statue of Shankhadhar Sakhwa, the founding father of Nepal Sambat, amidst a ceremony at Thankot on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1137 on Sunday, the Prime Minister said the Nepal Sambat is the country’s original calendar, emphasizing the need of collective efforts to bring it into official practice. 

Stating that the government was actively working to seek a ground for meaningful enforcement of the constitution, he said the process to amend the country’s main law was already in the progress. 

The PM further said the successful completion of the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts and the promotion of good governance were among the areas of focus of the government, he said the government has accorded top priority to the widening of the Thankot-Kalanki road section. 

Lawmakers Rupa Maharjan and Bhimsen Das Pradhan, former minister of state Dilip Maharjan spoke of the importance of Nepal Sambat. 

Meanwhile, the PM said the constitution amendment proposal would be brought with the consent of all political parties. Addressing a Deusi Bhailo programme organised by the Reporters’ Club on the occasion of Tihar festival, he said the protection of achievements so far would be possible only through holding of the three-tier election within the scheduled date. 

The country could reap benefits from the development of its neighbour, he said while insisting on a balanced relationship with the country’s two close neighbours.

Published: 31-10-2016 07:25

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