President Yadav urges for unity, peace at a literary meet

Bhaktapur, October 12:

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav (centre) at the 28th Nepal Bhasa Sahitya Tamujuyaa in Bhaktapur on Sunday; (right) a senior citizen with a child at the programme.

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said that remnants of the conflict should be wiped out in order to take the peace process to a logical conclusion.

Addressing the 28th Nepal Bhasa Sahitya Tamujuya here today, Dr Yadav said, “As peace is the only wish of the people, all should join hands to take the peace process to its conclusion.

Emphasising the need to begin the constitution-making process at the earliest, the president called on all people to join hands for the institutionalisation of democracy.

As all people living in the Tarai, Hills and the Mountains are Nepalis, all languages and cultures should be promoted, Dr Yadav said, calling on political parties to work towards maintaining national integrity and goodwill.

President of the Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party, Narayan Man Bijukche, former Speaker Daman Nath Dhungana, senior journalist Bhairav Risal and other speakers expressed their views.

The two-day conference ended today stressing the need to take steps for the development of Newa literature, language and culture.

Participants at the conference discussed caste freedom, federal government system, state restructuring and historical background of Nepal Mandal.

Member of the Constituent Assembly, Prof Dr Mangal Siddhi Manandhar, Dr Chunda Bajracharya, Buddha Sayami, Malla K Sundar, Dr Maheshman Maske and others spoke on Nepal Bhasha and literature at the conference.

Chairperson of the Guthi Triratna Shakya presided over the conference.