Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka/File photo.
BHAKTAPUR: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Purna Bahadur Khadka has cautioned against what he called the tendency of disturbing social goodwill.
He said this type of wrong tendency has been seen of late which is trying to upset in various pretexts the social harmony existing in the Nepali society.
DPM Khadka said this while inaugurating the Ward Office building and the Health Post block of Changunarayan Municipality, Ward Number 5 here today.
On the occasion, he stressed the need to take the nation ahead tying it in a single string of social and national unity.
“All the ethnic and linguistic communities and all Nepalis having diverse art, culture and living in various geographies have been living in harmony for centuries and there is no conflict among them on these lines,” he said and cautioned all against the divisive forces that are trying to foment ethnic and communal conflict in one or the other pretext.
The Defence Minister said all should be united in keeping intact the country’s sovereignty and indivisibility and in fulfilling the people’s aspirations for development and prosperity. He urged the federal, provincial, and local levels to come together to promote national unity and social amity.
DPM Khadka added that the government, people’s representatives, and the people should go hand-in-hand to fulfill the aspirations for the nation’s development.
Lawmaker and Nepali Congress district committee president Durlav Thapa, Bagmati Province former minister Krishna Lal Bhadel, Bagmati Province Assembly member Suresh Shrestha, Chief of Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) Januka Dhakal, Changunarayan Municipality Mayor Jeevan Khatri, deputy mayor Ramesh Budhathoki and Ward No 5 chair Jayaendra Khadka among the speakers underscored the need of development of infrastructures like roads, electricity and urban planning as well as health and education in the municipality.