KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav released an anthology titled 'ND Prakash Chataut: One Person, Multiple Expressions' amid a programme organised at the Office of the President at Sheetal Niwas on Friday.
The book encompassing various aspects of ND Prakash's contributions to politics, society and literature in the country is published by the ND Prakash Memorial Foundation.
On the occasion, President Dr Yadav voiced his concern over the existing trend of politics becoming an 'industry' instead of a service to the country and people.
President Yadav also expressed concern over the failure to institutionalise achievements of the peoples' movements held repeatedly right from 1951 to 2006.
The country has not been able to take the right course as leaders themselves are lost on the way; the President said and added that the achievements so far should be best utilized in the nation building process.
He lauded the contribution by late Chataut for democracy and social awakening in the country.
Former Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand also remembered Chataut as a social and political reformer.
Nepali Congress Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel said ND Prakash had ignited rays of hope in national politics at a delicate age.
NC central member Narahari Acharya termed ND Prakash as a source of inspiration for political, social and ideological awareness.
CPN-UML central member Pradeep Gyawali said democracy has only been used as a means to gain state power and tendency of political leaders remains unchanged despite great changes in the country.
Foundation Chairperson Ganga Dutta Joshi and member DB Chataut shed light on the personality of ND Prakash.