President urges NRNs to do something for sake of native land

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Kathmandu, Oct. 21: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has urged the Non-Resident Nepalese residing across the world not to forget their responsibilities towards their native land.rambaran

Opening the sixth world conference of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) amidst a programme here today, the President urged the NRNs to  mobilise  their economic, commercial and intellectual capital for the development of their native land.

Although NRNs have been successful in achieving success in education and trade sectors and maintaining their image, time has come now for doing something for the progress and prosperity of the native country and making contribution to its socio-economic development.

Progress and prosperity of Nepal and Nepalis should be the main mantra of NRNs, he said. Stating that it was a matter of sadness that the first Constituent Assembly (CA) election had come to an end without promulgating a new constitution, he said the management of the Maoist ex- fighters and arms in their possession is the major achievement of Nepal.

Although the first CA could not institutionalize the achievements of 2007 BS and 2046 BS movements, it has established the outcomes of 2062-63 BS movement, he added.

Underlining the need of going ahead by making corrections of the past mistakes, he called for support and cooperation from the NRNs to make the upcoming CA election successful.

The President also called on the political parties, civil society and intellectuals to be dedicated to successfully holding the second CA election, a medium for establishing lasting peace, political stability, rule of law and attaining economic progress.

On the occasion, President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Suraj Vaidya was given a letter of appreciation in recognition of his contribution to the NRNA campaign.

World Conference High Level Organising Committee Coordinator and Foreign Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire gave a welcome speech on the occasion.

The Nepal Government is serious about the utilization of skills, knowledge, experiences and capital of NRNs within Nepal, he said.

The government has recognized the NRN campaign, guaranteed facilities and services to them and made efforts to ensure their easy movement to and from Nepal and stay here, he added.

An advisory board has been constituted with the participation of NRNs to give feedbacks to the government for promoting NRNs to invest in Nepal by maintaining smooth relationship between them and government, he added.  The issues of NRNs are the top priorities of the government, he said.

The government is committed to conducting the second CA election in a free, fair and impartial atmosphere, the Foreign Minister said, expressing his hope the election would bring political stability in the country.

Minister Ghimire presented the association registration certificate to NRNA founding president Upendra Mahato, former President Jeeba Lamichhane and newly elected President Shesh Ghale.

Speaking on the occasion, FNCCI President Vaidya called for investment by NRNs in hydro power, tourism and infrastructure development.

The NRNA was established some ten years ago and its registration at the Foreign Ministry was delayed due to various reasons.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers Sunday had decided to register the Association at the Foreign Ministry. RSS

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