Speaker Mahara says govt committed to protecting indigenous nationalities’ rights

Damauli, November 16

Speaker of the Federal Parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that the government was preparing to bring a policy in favour of the indigenous nationalities of the country soon.

Inaugurating the Third Cultural and Tourism Festival organised by Nepal Indigenous Nationalities District Coordination Committee, Tanahun, in Damauli today, Mahara argued that the government was serious about protecting the rights of indigenous nationalities.

“A country’s development is incumbent on the development of the indigenous nationalities of the country, their art and culture,” he observed.

On a different note, the Speaker admitted that there were some difficulties in the implementation of federalism. “It’s true that the country is facing difficulties in the implementation of federalism now, but I’m sure that such difficulties will soon vanish and the country will head towards development and prosperity,” he said.

As for the poverty in the country, Mahara observed that poverty was due to the country’s inability to utilise its natural resources. The Speaker also concluded a month-long Vishwa Omkar and Hindu Mahamilan Festival organised in Damauli, the birthplace of Ved Vyas. On the occasion, he stressed the need to promote Vyas cave as the birth place of Hindu religion.