Constitution a flexible document: President Deuba
Kathmandu- Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said Nepal’s constitution is flexible and dynamic document.
During a programme organized to confer him the honorary doctorate in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, President Deuba said, the award was also an honour to common people’s shared aspiration for greater political freedoms and expanded economic opportunities across the developing world; to the relentless struggle that people have gone through for democracy and development.
Nepal promulgated the constitution last year by a democratically elected Constituent Assembly. Now, it has entered the crucial phase of implementing the constitution by taking all the segments of society on board, he said, adding that Nepal could not afford anymore to be mired in protracted political transition.
He went on to say that Nepal’s constitution has guaranteed special rights to the women, Madhesi, indigenous, dalits, marginalised and backward communities. “However, still a section of life is unhappy with some provisions of the constitution and we (political parties) are committed to making the constitution widely acceptable through amendment,” President Deuba said.
Stating that the Nepali Congress had significant role in restoring peace in the country with ending the decade-long armed conflict, he recalled India’s support for the same.
The conferring of honorary doctorate to me by an Indian university of international repute, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, is also a reflection of the harmonious and close friendship between Nepal and India –that transcends the government to government relations, he added.
Nehru University awards Deuba with honorary doctorate degree
Mean a while the Jawaharlal Nehru University of New Delhi, India has awarded Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, with honorary doctorate degree.
At a special programme organised at the University on Sunday, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Jagadesh Kumar, conferred the title on NC President Deuba, said NC Party Office Secretary, Prem KC.
Deuba is the first Nepali person to be honoured with the title. Nobel Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam were awarded with this title.
Issuing a press release, NC thanked the Nehru University for this honour. RSS