HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
SIRAHA: President Ram Baran Yadav today said Nepal has failed to achieve its development goals due to lack of stability and frequent changes in the country’s political system.
Addressing the inauguration of Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Hospital in Siraha, the Head of State said, “Our country is known as the land of the brave Gurkhas, and is popular for its natural beauty. But it has lagged behind in development.” He said that lack of cooperation and coordination among political parties was costing the country dearly.
“The multi-party system that we have today is a result of sacrifice of many Nepalis. But political parties have not been able to fully utilise it properly,” had said. “Nepal was declared republic after passing through a decade-long conflict. But parties have yet to mend their ways,” he held.
President Yadav welcomed the latest steps taken by political parties towards the formation of a national consensus government, a month before the tenure of the Constituent Assembly expires. “I would like to thank the political parties for whatever agreement they have recently reached,” he said. Yadav called on political leaders to now settle all contested issues of the constitution to meet the CA deadline.
The new building of Phul Kumari Mahato hospital, established eight years ago, has 12-beds. The facility, which cost Rs 180 million to build, was commissioned by Upendra Mahato, an industrialist and philanthropist. Mahato, speaking at the programme, expressed hope that the hospital would cater to the need of the local populace.
The hospital, which has three senior doctors, has facilities such as X-ray and ultrasound units and operation theatre.
Former Prime Minister and UCPN-Maoist Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal had laid the foundation of the hospital about four years ago.
Deal re-kindled hope
Janakpurdham: President Ram Baran Yadav today said that five-point deal among political parties yesterday night had re-kindled hope that the constitution would be promulgated within May 27. He expressed confidence that parties would be able to sort out all contentious issues in a few days. Speaking at the ceremony to mark the centenary of Janakpur-based Yagyabalkya Sanskrit Secondary School today, Yadav said the five-point deal had revived hope of a better future among the people. The head of the state urged the political parties to promulgate the constitution that guarantees rights of all ethnic groups and communities President Yadav offered condolence to those killed in Monday’s bomb blast. “Violence will only breed destruction,” added