HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BUTWAL: Eighth general convention of the Youth Association Nepal, CPN-UML sister organisation, has kicked off in Butwal today on the premises of the local Sidhheshwori Secondary School. The convention would pick up a new leadership of YAN for the next three years.
UML Chairperson Jhala Nath Khanal inaugurated the three-day programme by lighting a peace lamp brought from Lumbini and flying pigeons as a symbol of peace. Earlier, a cultural procession had made round the bazaar prior to the inaugural ceremony.
According to the convention management coordinator Jhapat Rawal, 1,437 representatives, including 537 females, are participating in the three-day convention. Its closed session will begin from Saturday.
The YAN general convention is said to elect a 135 CWC members, 21-member Account Commission and 11-member Disciplinary Commission for the next three years. Over 500 youth volunteers and 700 police are deployed for the security at the site, where lodging, fooding and other facilities have been made available to participants.
According to the YAN chief Mahesh Basnet, the convention has picked education, health, employment and right of the youth to prosperity as main agenda this time. Programmes for one-area-one cooperative, joint farming, protest agai-nst corruption and safegu-arding nationality will also be devised during the convention. “As democracy is established in the country and YAN statute is also drafted, now the organisation will heed to the economic development of the youth,” said Basnet, adding, YAN has decided to provide membership to persons ag-ed from 16 to 40 involved in commercial production.
Khanal asks cadres to brace up for polls
BUTWAL: CPN-UML Chairperson Jhala Nath Khanal on Friday asked his party cadres to be ready for the general elections. Inaugurating the eighth general convention of the Youth Association Nepal, he sa-id, “The proposed election government-led by CJ was necessitated by the fact that there is no option to fresh mandate. After the parties failed to make a gover-nment-led by a political person we had to opt for the CJ-led government.” He asked th-em to establish the mo-ther party as a major force in the upcoming election.