Election should be conducted as big celebration: Vice President Pun


Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that the House of Representatives and the State Assembly elections should be concluded as a grand celebration.

Pun said that while inaugurating the Nepal Poultry and Livestock International Exhibition, 2074 organized by the Nepal Poultry Federation here Friday.

“The active cooperation of all is required for conducting the elections of the House of Representatives and the State Assemblies as grand celebrations as this was the decisive and the final phase of the implementation of the new constitution,” he said.

Stating that the leaders, cadres and candidates of the political parties were reaching out to the voters with their respective agendas, Pun stressed the need for conducting the election in a free, fair and fear-free environment. He also drew the attention of the government, political parties and all the sides concerned to this.

He expressed the belief that like the past elections, this election would also be concluded as a celebration, paving the way for the full implementation of the constitution.

“I urge all the voters to use their voting right by taking part in the election and casting votes,” he added.

Noting that Chitwan has made a good progress in the poultry sector, Pun said the poultry sector that carries with it a history of around six decades has today developed as a self-reliant sector of the country. He added that the private sector has played a major role in developing poultry as a self-reliant sector, urging the government to formulate policy for making other sectors of the economy also self-reliant like the poultry sector.

Secretary at the Ministry of Livestock Development Prakash Mathema said the government has provided the possible support for commercialization and marketization of the poultry sector. He mentioned the Poultry Policy that was formulated in 2068 BS as a step toward this direction.

President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) Hari Bhakta Sharma, Bharatpur Metropolitan City mayor Renu Dahal, Nepal Poultry Federation president Guna Chandra Bista, vice-president Tikaram Pokharel, among others, underscored the need for further promoting and expanding the poultry industry in the country.

More than 170 stalls of Nepal, India, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, China, America, Turkey, Malaysia, Taiwan, Italy, Israel, Bangladesh, among other countries, have been kept in the exhibition.

Workshops, discussions, and interaction would also be organized as part of the exhibition where experts from within the country and abroad will be taking part. The organizers expect that between 25,000 to 30,000 poultry entrepreneurs and people will observe the exhibition. Nearly 500 foreigners have arrived here in connection with the poultry exhibition.

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