PM Bhattarai honors late PM Bhattarai and historian Regmi
BHAKTAPUR, Nov. 14: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has said Nepal´s political parties should also be able to internalize economic prosperity and unity like Nepal´s national luminary, Shankhadhar Sakhwa.
At a greetings exchange and garlanding programme organized by the National Luminary Shankhadhar Sakhwa Foundation Madhyapur Thimi to mark the new year of Nepal Sambat 1133, the Prime Minister said the government will bring a programme to give holiday on the Nepal Sambat new year and decide to celebrate it with separate special programmes.
Bhattarai also made commitment to include Sakhwa´s biography in curriculum and to open a Sakhwa Museum for informing the foreigners.CPN-Maoist Vice Chairman CP Gajurel claimed that no consensus will be reached no matter how many times the president would direct the parties, and how many meetings of parties are held.
Constitution will not be made in this situation, said Gajurel, adding new path should be adopted for making the constitution.Rpp Chairman Pashupati Shumser said national campaign should be started to make Nepal Sambat nationwide. RPP- Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa said Nepal Sambat is a calendar of the Nepalese and not only that of any community.
CPN- UML central leader Krishna Gopal Shrestha said facts on Sakhwa should be included in curriculum and holiday should be given on New Year´s day.
The Prime Minister also honored the late Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai posthumously, who declared Sakhwa as national luminary in NS 1120.
Binod Kumar Bhattarai, nephew of the late PM Bhattarai, accepted the honour on his behalf.
At the programme, historian Jagadish Chandra Regmi was honored with dosalla for his research on Nepal Sambat and Sakhwa. The programme was presided over by Foundation Chairman Shyam Krishna Manandhar, whereas Nepa National Party Vice Chairman Naresh Bir Shakya also expressed best wishes