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Former President Yadav honoured with Mahendra Narayan Nidhi Award



Kathmandu, Feb 26: President Ram Chandra Paudel has conferred the ‘Mahendra Narayan Nidhi National Award and Honour, 2080’ on former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav.

Former President Yadav was honoured in recognition to his coordinating role on promulgation of constitution from the constituent assembly. He is the first president of Federal Democratic Republic Nepal.

President Paudel conferred the award on the occasion of the 103rd birth anniversary of leader Mahendra Narayan Nidhi amidst a programme organized at the former’s office, Shitalniwas. The function was organized by the Mahendra Narayan Nidhi Foundation on Sunday.

At the same function, President Paudel handed over the same award for the last year to a noted democracy fighter Yog Prasad Upadhyay. Upadhyay was a former minister.

Similarly, the Premsagari Devi Nidhi National Award and Honour, 2080 has been given to social activist Durga Ghimire, while the Premsagari Devi Nidhi Award and Honour, 2079 to musician Sarita Mishra.

On the occasion, President Paudel reminded that late Nidhi had paid attention to poor and backward people while involving in politics. Country, people and society were in the centre of his politics, Paudel added.

The President viewed the late leader Nidhi was a towering personality of Nepal’s democratic movements since that of 2007BS. He was a Gandhian leader. “I pay tribute to him. Nidhi’s works for democracy, harmony and social justice are inspiration,” Paudel mentioned.

The honoured personality, the first President of Nepal, remembered the late Nidhi as a person of integrity. His commitment to democracy inspired us to involve in democratic movement, Dr Yadav shared.

Similarly, another recipient of the award, Durga Ghimire, thanked the Foundation for honour and shared her memory of being kept behind bar for her involvement in the campaign of democracy.

The honour had inspired and emboldened her to work more for economic empowerment of women. #Nepal