Kathmandu, 17 Oct 2014: Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, commending the contribution of Nepal Police to the country in a programme organised by Nepal Police said, “The role of Nepal Police is very significant in maintaining peace and order in the country.”
Minister Pandey, reiterating the significant role Nepal Police has been playing during the hard times in the country, said so in a programme organized here today to mark 59th Police Day.
Condoling the police martyrs who lost their lives while serving the nation, the Minister stated that the contribution and the sacrifices of the police shouldering the responsibility of implementing the law and order in the nation could not be expressed in words.
Minister Pandey who is alsoÂ the Acting Home Minister expressed his confidence that the Nepal Police would be able to take the bull by the horn, coping up with any challenges that could arise in course of drafting the constitution which is on progress.
Underlining the need of strengthening the Nepal Police organisation as per the need of time, he said the government is always dedicated to that end.
Inspector General of Police Upendra Kant Aryal said martyr and brave Nepal Police personnel who sacrificed their lives to the sake of nation are real servicemen of the country and people.
“Nepal Police always has a glorious history because of sacrifices and dedication of those martyrs and brave personalities who have been always inspiration and source of motivation to the entire police institution,” he said.
The Nepal Police has announced special allowance to its former employees completing 70 years of age on the occasion of its 59th establishment day, according to IGP Aryal.
On the occasion, Minister Pandey, IGP Aryal, families of martyr police and guests laid wreaths on the statute of martyr police. Nepal Police staff Kumar Budhathoki who attained martyrdom on duty was honoured posthumously.
Similarly, winners of Secondary School-Level Nationwide Poetry Competition-2071 BS organised on the occasion of Police Day were awarded. Swasthik Ghimire, Swikrity Khatri and Archala Lamichhane bagged the first, second, third prizes respectively. Dinesh KC was awarded the title of ‘honest taxi-driver’ and writer Ujjawal GC and litterateur Krishnajibi Ghimire were also honoured on the occasion.