Government committed to building humane society: PM Oli
Kathmandu. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government was committed to building a humane society in the country.
The PM said this while addressing to the virtual meeting of the Eighth Anniversary function of the Manav Sewa Ashram which is an organisation working for rescuing and rehabilitating the helpless people living in the street.
On the occasion, he reiterated that the government was serious regarding creating a situation in which every citizen would be able to live a dignified life without being looked down upon. The Prime Minister also appreciated the works carried out by the Ashram, expressing the determination to creating a society without street children and the situation of people begging. He pledged the government support to the Ashram in its activities.
The Ashram has set the goal of making the country free of people living and begging in the street by 2025 while the government has set the same target for 2021.
“This goal (of ridding the country free of people living in the street begging) was not and is not impossible. However, it depends on how COVID-19 situation unfolds. But we will achieve the goal,” PM Oli said.
He urged all the countrymen to fight against COVID-19 like soldiers and stressed the need of obeying the orders issued by the government in that connection. These orders are for the sake of public health.
The Prime Minister also on the occasion declared financial assistance of additional Rs 10 million to the revolving fund of the Ashram.
Along with PM Oli, his spouse Radhika Shakya, ministers in the federal government, the chief ministers and ministers of the State governments, the secretaries of various ministries, leaders of political parties, artists, representatives of social sector and journalists also participated in the virtual meeting.
Minister for Women, Children and senior Citizen, Parbat Gurung and Gandaki state government Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung also lauded the Ashram for its humanitarian services.
The Ashram has been working in 15 districts from its 21 service centres. One thousand and fifty five helpless people are sheltered at the Ashram at present.