KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his pride to have become the premier of the country as a disciple of veteran democratic leader Bishweswor Prasad Koirala.
He said this while addressing a programme ‘BP Literature Honour and BP Freedom Fighter Honour’ organized here today by Jananayak BP Koirala Memorial Trust on the 103rd birth anniversary of Bishweswor Prasad Koirala.
The Prime Minister said it was BP Koirala’s principles that the Nepali Congress party has established its eminent position in Nepali politics to this date.
“There is a need of comprehensive study, research and exploration about BP Koirala – who was an avid reader with high level of understanding of all sectors and subjects of society”, PM Deuba stressed.
Underlining the need of reaching out the literary and political thoughts and messages to the grassroots people, he pledged the government cooperation in doing so.
The Prime Minister appreciated the Trust for its cooperation to the people who supported BP Koirala during his political and literary life span.
On the occasion, PM Deuba handed over the ‘BP Literature Honour’ bagging Rs 100,001 to prominent literary figure Prof Dr Abhi Subedi and ‘BP Freedom Fighter Honour’ carrying a purse of Rs 50,000 to Tirtha Raj Gyawali (Chaitu).
The honours were awarded to Prof Subedi and Gyawali as per the decision of a committee comprising Trust’s Treasurer Purswottam Basnet as coordinator and Baldev Sharma Majgainya, Dr Dhruba Chandra Gautam and Sushil Man Sherchan as members.
Also speaking at the programme, Prof Dr Subedi said BP’s literary writing and politics have some sorts of relations. He added BP’s politics and literature, however, is weakening this time around.
Acting President of the Trust Sriharsha Koirala said BP’s ideal principles would have influence in Nepali society as he was the personality endowed with multiple dimensions. RSS