SIRAHA, May 4: President Ram Baran Yadav has lauded the five-point agreement that was signed among the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN -UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) on Thursday.
President Yadav said the agreement has raised hope that the a new democratic constitution will be promulgated by May 28. He added that there is no alternative for the parties to move ahead with consensus.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the Ful Kumari Mahato Memorial Hospital at Karjanha, Siraha on Friday. The hospital was built by philanthropist Upendra Mahato, a non-resident Nepali, in memory of his late mother.
Nepal is rich in water resources, birthplace of Lord Buddha, country of Pashupatinath and Janaki and land of Gorkhali but still Nepal could not become prosperous country and Nepalis remain poor simply because there is no political stability, the president said.
"Our nation will take the corner if we are able to bring in the capital and resources of non-resident Nepalis to Nepal," President Yadav uttered.
He also praised Mahato for constructing the hospital and said, "Upendra Mahato´s social service work in Nepal is the mainfestation of his love for the nation. This work should be emulated by all."
The hospital built at the cost of Rs 180 million sprawls over one-and-a-half bigha of land located two kilometers to the south of Bastipur of the East-West highway. The 25-bed hospital will be a model and one of the best hospitals in the region, claimed Juli Mahato, treasurer of Ful Kumari Memorial Trust. Juli is Upendra´s sister.
The hospital has a modern lab, x-ray, ultrasound, operation theater and ventilator among others facilities, according to the hospital administration.
The hospital administration informed that people from Siraha, Saptari, Udayapur, Okhaldhunga and bordering Indian areas will be directly benefitted by the hospital.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, President of the Fulkumari Memorial Trust Upendra Mahato said the hospital was built to provide timely services to local people.
"I built this hospital because I don´t want people to go through the same pain I went through when my mother died an untimely death," Yadav said.
He added that he wants to make Karjanha, his birthplace, a model village.