Youth leadership to be activated

KATHMANDU: Youth parliamentarians and leaders of various political parties have agreed to activate youths of their

respective parties in the mainstream Nepali politics. The decision came today

at a meeting of youth parliamentarians and party leaders held here.

During the meeting, they resolved to make unified effort to mainstream youths of their respective parties in the national politics. The meting was held at Singh Durbar and represented by youth leaders of the Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, among others. “We have formed a seven-member task force to draft a policy,”said Nabindra Raj Joshi, a Constituent Assembly member of the NC. He informed that the decision was to promote youth leadership in the political parties.

“We, the youth leaders of different parties had formed Youth Parliament— an informal political wing of different parties— during the direct rule of then king Gyanendra before People’s Movement II and now we want to revitalise it in a systematic manner,” said Joshi, who is also the Chairman of the Youth Parliament. The forum will help raise youths’ issues and make parties alert about the spirit of emerging young generation in the national politics, Joshi added.

FNYON’s plea

KATHMANDU: Federation of National Youth Organisations Nepal (FNYON) on Wendesday demanded effective implementation of the National Youth Policy. Mani Pokhrel, president of the FNYON, demanded a political commitment to address issues of the youth and urged political parties to address them in the political, social, economical and religious context. Addressing a press meet, he said the youth of Nepal have been

unable to raise their

issues, but are working to promote a single caste, race, sex or creed in the country. The FNYON is organising its first general convention on February 13.