Indigenous development model stressed

Kathmandu, January 15

Political leaders said today that the imported model for local development will not work in the country.

Speaking on programme organised today for launching Sammridha Nepalko Marga Chitra written by a Finland resident Nepali Jaganath Kafle, leaders said that the state should conduct effective campaign to attract youths in innovative works in villages.

CPN-UML secretary Pradeep Gyawali said that the growing economy in the neighbouring countries had thrown serious challenges for the country l. “If you cannot grow in comparison to your neighbour, you will lose your self-respect gradually” he added. He also said that the indigenous model could work for the village as a model derived from the century-long experience of the locals. Gyawali also said that high speed in economic development has become essential requirement for Nepal. He also said that people have voted for the agenda of prosperity through political stability in the recent elections.

Talking about worries regarding Nepalis in foreign lands he said, “Some Nepalese working aboard see leaders and political parties as the main problems of the country, but that in not real”. He also said it was good that the number of books on development had been increasing  these days.

CPN-Maoist Centre leader Dina Nath Sharma said that the youths were leaving villages, which could result in scarcity of the productive age group in future.

The book, describes the planning, initiatives, ways to develop entrepreneurship, conservation of local knowledge and promotion and distribution of benefits among locals.