Chaudhary urges indigenous community to join hands

Damauli, July 26

United Nations Indigenous Nationalities Standing Committee Vice-president Fulman Chaudhary today underscored the need for people from the indigenous nationalities to play an active role in heightening the country’s reputation in the international arena.

Attending a training session meant for indigenous nationalities in Damauli organised by the Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Coordination Committee, Tanahun, today, Vice-president Chaudhary blamed the government of neglecting the need to address the voices raised by the community.

As some forces have been active in undermining and overshadowing the identity and existence of the ethnic nationalities in the country, he urged the people from indigenous community to be aware of such forces.

“Unity by joining hands among the people of the ethnic nationalities is the need of the hour to enhance reputation of Nepal worldwide,” he stressed.

Chaudhary also advocated that people from the community should strengthen their political and financial status, besides their participation in diplomatic missions. Chaudhary announced the community was scheduled to observe International Ethnic Nationalities Language Day for the first time in as many as 193 countries in 2019. Federation of Ethnic nationalities Coordination Committee Tanahun Chairperson Basundhara Gharti, Nepal Magar Association Tanahun Chairperson Siddhanta Garja Magar and Secretary Mani Raj Thapa, among others, also spoke at the function.