Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the incumbent government was proactive for the rights and interests of the indigenous people as guaranteed by the Constitution of Nepal.
Inaugurating a special meet organised by the Federation of Nepalis Democratic Indigenous Nationalities here today on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the PM stated that the government was doing plenty of things for the greater good of the indigenous nationalities.
“The Constitution of Nepal has the provision for the establishment of a separate commission for the development and prosperity of indigenous nationalities. The government has been working for the protection of their ethnic identity, language and culture by establishing the National Foundation of Development of Indigenous Nationalities,” the PM said.
On the occasion, PM Deuba underscored the need for a collaborative effort to bring them into the mainstream of the state after the identification of indigenous nationalities.
The PM was of the view that the contributions made by the indigenous nationalities to the nation’s development and prosperity should be respected by effectively implementing the policy of inclusion at all levels and layers of the state.
Likewise, PM Deuba pledged to extend support in every effort carried out by the Federation for the development of indigenous nationalities for the assurance of their rights.
During the programme, PM Deuba also recalled the vital contributions made by this community in the nation-building process since the time of the unification of Nepal to till date and expressed his confidence that this day would make vital contributions to the promotion of the welfare of the indigenous nationalities and advancement of mutual goodwill, cooperation, and unity.
Saying that indigenous nationalities have played a crucial role in Nepal’s democratic movement along with the establishment of the Nepali Congress, PM Deuba recalled Nepali Congress leader late Ganeshman Singh saying that the latter also belonging to the indigenous community earned international reputations. (RSS)