Kathmandu, March 20 Madhav Prasad Dhungel, executive vice president of National Youth Council, said youth spirit and social work should go together. He also said that NYC was always positive about cooperating with social workers. Speaking at an event held to mark the 12th World Social Work Day here today, he underscored the need of concerted efforts of youths and stakeholders for the development of the country. Sudeep Lama Waiba, spokesperson of  WSWD, said, “We are celebrating the day to promote professional identity of social workers.” Around 65 colleges from all over the country participated in the programme. Saroj Giree, lecturer at Tribhuvan University, said, “Unity is vital in every profession, and therefore, in order to promote unity, we have been celebrating SSWD for the last three years in Nepal. Social work graduates have no job prospects in the government sector. The day is celebrated to make the government aware of the importance of the profession.” Ramesh Hamal, coordinator of the event said, “We do not have proper working sphere for social work graduates and this celebration is observed to make the government aware so that it recognises the profession. We work 364 days for others and we commemorate one day for ourselves.” “To mark the importance of social work, we have ensured our participation in the function,” said Kaushal Bhandaree, student of social work from Kathmandu Model College, Balkumari. Likewise, Ashma Acharya and Aishworya Shrestha, master’s level students of Social Work, said, “No fixed job is allotted for social workers. On the basis of connection and affiliation, only a few get placement in NGOs and INGOs.”