PM Dahal Vows to Promote Identity and Representation of Indigenous Communities

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, widely known as ‘Prachanda,’ has made a steadfast commitment to safeguard and advance the knowledge and skills of indigenous nationalities, leveraging them to augment national income. His assurance came during an address at a program organized to commemorate the third anniversary of the Indigenous Nationalities Commission.

Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Dahal pledged the government’s utmost efforts to have the cultural heritages of indigenous nationalities inscribed in UNESCO and to implement the Indigenous and Tribal People’s Convention. Recognizing the challenges faced by the Commission, including resource constraints and delays in establishing provincial offices as mandated by relevant legislation, the Prime Minister vowed to initiate necessary measures to address the lack of proportional representation of indigenous communities at decision-making levels.

Highlighting the historical struggles and sacrifices made by the indigenous community against prolonged suppression and discrimination by the then State authority, Prime Minister Dahal acknowledged that such achievements were hard-fought. He commended the Indigenous Nationalities Commission for its role in fostering an inclusive and just Nepal.

The formation of the Commission itself was a response to the indigenous community’s efforts, aiming to counteract historical injustices. Its primary goal is to promote the identity and representation of the indigenous population within the state apparatus. The Prime Minister emphasized that harnessing their skills and experiences is essential for contributing to the development of a prosperous Nepal.

As the government focuses on these initiatives, the commitment from Prime Minister Dahal signifies a renewed effort to address the challenges faced by indigenous communities, fostering a more inclusive and equitable representation within decision-making processes.


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