‘Dalit Youth Conference’ kicks off


KATHMANDU — ‘Dalit Youth Conference’ kicked off here today with the theme of “role of youth in the elimination of caste-based discrimination and untouchability in Nepal”.

The two-day event will discuss on various topics like ” role of youth politicians to end caste-based discrimination’, ‘social movements and Dalit right’, ‘Dalit youth in the implementation of constitutional rights and laws’ and ‘ the role of mass media in achieving Dalit rights’, among others.

Around 100 Dalit youths from across the country are taking part in the event organised by the Dalit Youth Alliance. It will conclude, issuing the Kathmandu Declaration.

Opening the conference, Minister for Commerce Min Bahadur Bishwakarma urged Dalit youths to advocate for the effective enforcement of the constitution to achieve and exercise their rights. Economic, social and cultural issues of Dalits and social discriminations against them should be should be addressed side by side.

The objective of the conference is to enhance the capacity of Dalit youths, as stated by Alliance president Chet Narayan Rasaili. RSS