Kathmandu, Feb 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said collaboration among all sides working for identity and rights helps foster federalism. PM Prachanda said it while addressing a programme organized on the occasion of the Lhosar festival at Tundikhel today.
He urged the audience to know well about the political forces which fought for identity and rights in the country. The remaining tasks of political struggle would be carried out gradually, Prachanda assured.
The PM reminded that when he was leading the government for the second time, 753 local levels were determined and institutions set up as per federalism. Currently, the government is prioritizing enforcement of federalism, he shared.
Similarly, the National Coordination Council has convened twice and reported on work enlargement being finalized as part of better implementation of federalism. "Efforts are underway to strengthen provinces so that federalism would be robust. A slew of bills relating to federal civil service, education, and police are being passed. Integration of police has reached final stage," PM shared.
According to him, implementation of the constitution will be ensured through reinforcement of revolutionary forces, party and leadership, for which all should be serious.
Moreover, PM Prachanda committed that the Tamang community of Bagmati Province will have representation in the government in the next round of Cabinet reshuffle at the federal level. He also assured that the government would increase support to the Tamang community for the celebration of the Lhosar festival.
On the occasion, the Chairman of Nepal Tamang Ghedung Main Celebration Committee, Bir Bahadur Yonjan, and others spoke on the Tamang community's contribution to history and State affairs.
Sonam Lhosar is observed by the Tamang community in Nepal. It is said the population of the Tamang community is over 1.6 million in the country. This ethnicity is settled largely in Bagmati Province. Lhosar is the New Year of this community.
As per the calendar of Tamang ethnicity, the Dragon Year began today, while they bid farewell to 'Cat Year.' (RSS)