‘Unity must to fulfil responsibility towards nation’


Former president Ram Baran Yadav today said that all should unite to resolve the existing problems and fulfil responsibility towards the nation.

“The country’s welfare is possible only if all the people understand their responsibilities,” he said at an event organised here by the Tej-Tirtha Trust. “All have their faith in the court. I am also optimistic about getting justice.”

Stating that the reconciliation policy propounded by Nepali Congress leader late BP Koirala was still important at present, he said there was need for the policy at a time when the national situation was deteriorating. Expressing his concern about ‘weak situation’ of opposition parties, he said political parties were the pillars of democracy.

“People should be responsible in the present situation. Parties should be even more responsible,” he added. Stressing the need for a healthy foreign policy, he said strong foreign policy could only safeguard the state.

On the occasion, the former president presented the ‘Human Rights and Democracy Award’ to democracy fighter Shiva Kangal, the ‘Jujubhai Nani Maiju Award’ to historian Yogendraman Shrestha and poet Narayandevi Shrestha. He also felicitated former General Manager of Rastriya Samachar Samiti Nirmala Acharya and Chief Editor of hamrakura. com Ajaya Babu Shivakoti for their contribution to strengthen journalism.

The trust said the award ceremony was delayed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards used to be given away on the occasion of the Republic Day every year on May 28.