Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 10 January 2019) – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged one and all not to dream the revival of monarchy, brushing aside the achievements of people’s struggle and sacrifice.
Addressing a programme organized on the occasion of the 297th Prithvi Jayanti and national unity day in the capital city on Thursday, PM Oli said, “It is sheer stupidity to dream the return of monarchy linking it to Prithvinarayan Shah. Such dreamers are regressive ones indeed.”
“I’ve understood Prithvinarayan Shah as the precursor of nation building. National unity should be strengthened as per present need,” he underscored.
He further viewed that if Prithvinarayan Shah had not led the unification campaign, none could have imagined Nepal in this form.
Reminding that various conspiracies were hatched to destabilize sovereign nation Nepal, he pointed out the need of maintaining harmonious relations with the neighbours on the basis of national interest and international law and responsibility.
The PM asserted that present government formed for five years is stable and has a clear vision. People will be made realize the change with the institutionalization of the achievements.
As he said, government will be focused on formulating important laws. The country’s journey towards development and prosperity will be accelerated, the PM assured.
In a different note, PM Oli said, “I’d presented the data as per the implementation of budget for five months of the current fiscal year.”
Moreover, he shared the information that new campaign was launched in the country; none would be poised to hunger. Necessary materials were sent to Tarai to protect the helpless from the cold.
Similarly, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, expressed the view that the ideology of Prithvi Narayan Shah is still relevant for nation building.
Minister Adhikari argued that Prithvinarayan Shah’s ideologies are for making nation united and prosperous. His view of Nepal ‘as a yam between two stones’ is still relevant. The intellectual circle should make it more relevant, he added.
Likewise, Chancellor of Nepal Academy, Ganga Prasad Upreti, expressed the view that today’s generation should not forget Prithvinarayan Shah’s contribution.
Earlier to this, PM Oli unveiled a statue of Mahakabi Laxmi Prasad Devkota constructed on the Nepal Academy premises on the occasion of Mahakavi’s 110th birth anniversary. Similarly, PM Oli unveiled the statue of Kavi Shiromani Lekhnath Poudyal, constructed on his 136th birth anniversary.
The PM also visited an art exhibition related to unification organised on the premises.