Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota has called for collective resolution to curb the rapidly increasing corruption in the country, warning that it would imperil the country if not controlled.

Inaugurating a cartoon exhibition themed 'Nisana' (target) here today, Speaker Sapkota said the exhibition's cartoons sketched on the theme of anti-corruption had inspired him to fight against corruption.

Sapkota also pledged to fight against corruption as much as he could. "A cartoon is not a mere sketch drawn by pen. It is drawn by heart to portray and reflect society. I express my solidarity by supporting the campaign," he said. The speaker opined that corruption was not only about misappropriation of the budget, but it was also a matter linked with nationality. "If we don't curb corruption, it will eventually jeopardise our country."

The cartoon exhibition organised by the Cartoonists' Club of Nepal features 50 cartoons by 36 cartoonists. It will run for three days at Nepal Art Council.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 18, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.