Kathmandu, 10 June, 2015 :Â In a programme organised by the Press Union in capital today,Â Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management, Bimalendra Nidhi saidÂ that the commitment made by the political parties was on the final stage for its fulfillment.
Nidhi distributed ‘Communication Materials’ to some working journalists made available by the Mahendra Narayn Nidhi Memorial Foundation.
Minister Nidhi also expressed that political parties, would also come into consensus, outside the Constituent Assembly.
He expressed his personal dissatisfaction on the parties’ consensus regarding eight provinces and said that such difference of opinion could be ironed out later.
The Minister appealed the concerned bodies for the earliest implementation of the newly made pact and move ahead in the promulgation of a new constitution.
Minister Nidhi argued, “The country is in immediate need of a constitution- the main rule. Other issues could be resolved as the main rule is drafted.”
Likewise, lawmaker from the Nepali Congress Udaya Shumsher Rana, lauded the efforts of the media persons for the dissemination of information during the disaster overlooking the personal discomfort.
He said that the government should provide support to those journalists who continuously provided their services during the crisis.
Similarly, National Information Commission’s Commissioner Kiran Pokharel hailed the dutifulness and servitude of the journalists, security personnel and medical persons during the recent crisis.
On the occasion, Chairperson of the Foundation, Purushottam Dhahal, announced that Mahendra Nayaran Memorial Hospital would offer special discount to the journalists for medical treatment. Nepal Press Union and Federation of Nepalese Journalists should recommend media persons.
Prime Minister’s Press Advisor Prateek Pradhan, Senior Journalists Harihar Birahi, Kabir Rana, Samir Jung Shah, Secretary General of the Nepal Press Union Ajayababu Siwakoti and former Chairperson of the NPUKulchandra Wagel, were present on the occasion.
They stated that the Union should be mindful that quake-hit journalists would not be spared for the compensation.
On the occasion, more than 100 journalists were provided with power bank, pen drive and recharge card on the occasion.