Youths should shoulder national duties, says Prime Minister Dahal

Kavre, November 22

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said youths should be given a chance to shoulder national responsibilities.

Addressing the 22nd convocation ceremony of Kathmandu University in Dhulikhel, Dahal, who is also Chancellor of the varsity, held that students who graduated from the School of Medical Sciences at KU were the hope and trust for the nation and its people.

He reiterated that national responsibilities should be accorded to youths.

Referring to medical graduates, Dahal said, “We are in the last leg of our life. Thus, you should shoulder national responsibility.” Noting that the medical sector was a serious one, Dahal asked medical graduates to avoid negligence and carelessness.

Stating that the responsibility of graduates towards society and the nation had increased, Dahal asked them to consider national interest above their personal interest. “Medical science is related to the health of a community and KU has taken a stride in delivering effective health service to the country,” Dahal added.

Vice-chancellor and President of the University of Western Sydney Dr Barney Glover asked the graduates to seize the opportunities available in the internal market.

KU Vice chancellor Ramkantha Makaju stressed the need to end the culture of acquiring fleeting popularity. He advised the graduates to continue making efforts for ultimate success through steady efforts.

1,337 KU graduates

KAVRE: As many as 1,377 students from undergraduate and postgraduate levels of the School of Medical Sciences at KU graduated on Tuesday.

Among the graduates, nine were awarded with DM/Mch, 189 with MD/MS, 946 with MBBS,18 with BDS, 202 with BSC Nursing, one with BNS, and 12 with BPT. Of the graduates, 92 are of Indian nationality and seven are from Sri Lanka.

Women graduates comprised of 52.51 per cent of the total number of graduates. Pranita Rajbhandari from Lumbini Medical College was conferred with the Gold medal for her academic excellence.

So far, 11,047 students have graduated from the KU School of Medical Sciences.

The second phase of the convocation ceremony will be held on November 28 on the premises of the university for graduates from other faculties and streams.