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PM urges students to stay alert of regressive activities
Jan 13, 2017-
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that some forces were active of late to undermine the republic and it was up to the students and young people to prevent the nation from slipping into regression.
Addressing the meeting of the office-bearers of All Nepal Independent Students Union Revolutionary at the CPN (Maoist Centre) headquarters in Peris Danda, Kathmandu, on Thursday, the prime minister and the chairman of the Maoist party urged the student leaders to remain vigilant of all regressive activities. Dahal was apparently hinting at the recent activities and remarks of former king Gyanendra Shah.
Prime Minister Dahal also instructed the student leaders of his party to prepare for the upcoming Free Students’ Union election slated for February 25.
The results of the election will be a barometer for the national elections, he said, urging the ANNISU-R leadership to prepare for the FSU poll with a victory in mind.
The FSU poll is taking place after a gap of eight years.
‘Media is the pillar of good governance and democracy’
KATHMANDU: Media is the backbone of democracy and good governance, the prime minister said on Thursday.
Talking with the delegates of the Press Council from India, Bangladesh and Cyprus at Baluwatar,
PM Dahal commended the role played by media in Nepal’s peace process, which he said was in the course of completion. He also lauded media’s role in the constitution-drafting process.
Had the media not played a positive role, it would have not been possible to complete these tasks, PM Dahal told the delegates.
“We promulgated the new constitution that has guaranteed full press freedom in Nepal, and we are very clear about the fact that the media is the pillar of democracy and good governance,” said PM Dahal.
The prime minister also said that the 21st century is the era of information and communication and that it has brought immense changes in the world. (PR)
Published: 13-01-2017 10:06