Base for attaining peace, prosperity sought

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KATHMANDU — A base for attaining durable peace and prosperity should be built, following the completion of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for late this year, stressed participants of a porgramme here today.

An end to impunity and effective implementation of the rule of law should be focused along with the enforcement of the constitution so as to empower the people and make the country prosperous, they said while taking part in an interaction programme organised by the Central Department of Conflict, Peace and Development, Tribhuvan University.

Similarly, TU Rector Dr Sudha Tripathi was of the view of promoting skill-oriented and vocational education system.

Dean of TU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pro Dr Shiva Lal Bhusal, stressed the need of discontinuing aid programmes funded by foreign agencies for their self interests and thus involving local levels in infrastructure building efforts.

Programme coordinator Prof Dr Hemraj Subedi said corruption had been been rampant in the country due to lack of balance in social justice and distribution system, adding that development was not possible without corruption control.

During the programme, Nar Bahadur Thapa presented a working paper on the role of economic policy in peace building, Dr Khadga KC on foreign policy and Prof Dr Bindu Pokhrel on women’s participation in post-conflict development endeavours in Nepal. RSS