President stresses literacy campaigns for Nepal's future

POKHARA: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said literacy campaigns were necessary for Nepal as many children here could not go to school due to poverty and suffered lack of safe drinking water.

Inaugurating the two-day National Conference on Literacy and WASH in School organised by the Rotary Nepal District 3292, President Bhandari stated that the Constitution had opened up a new horizon of possibilities for Nepal.

Wishing for the programme’s success, Bhandari hoped it would hugely contribute in production of skilled human resources for the country. She also assured the government’s full support to the Rotary campaign.

In a different context, the Head of the State also stressed the need of joint efforts of all political parties in implementation of the Constitution and three elections which should be held by January 2018 for the same.

Meanwhile, the Head of the State also inaugurated the Maternal-Infant Friendly Hospital at Batulechaur of Pokhara.

On the occasion, Bhandari said more work and regular monitoring was needed to lessen the infant mortality rate.

The Hospital has been established as a joint venture of Japan’s Komagane City and Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City with an investment of Rs 1 million. It was handed over to the Nepal government on Wednesday itself.