Kathmandu, August 21:
Spokesperson of the Nepali Congress-Democratic Dr Minendra Risal today said the citizens should contribute from their sides to develop the country.
Inaugurating the Shreemad Bhaghbat Gyan Mahayagya at Khulamunch, he said: â€œBesides the efforts of political parties, Nepalis should contribute from their side for the development of the nation.â€
NC MP Kamala Pant said physical disability is a compulsion. â€œVisually-impaired women are suffering more in the society than the men,â€ she added.
Another NC MP Tirtha Man Dangol, former minister Dr Mangal Siddhi Manandhar and UML MPs demanded that the government declare Pandit Narayan Pokhrel a martyr.
The mahayagya, being organised by the Nepal Integrated Blind Development Association (NIBDA) to collect funds for the establishment of a technical school, will be recited by Pandit Din Bandhu Pokhrel. The school will provide training to 50 people who lost their eyesight during the Jana Andolan-I and II as well as the victims of 10-year-old insurgency.