“Don’t be a caged bird,” urges Minister Banskota

Kavrepalachowk- Minister for Communications, Information and Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has asserted that those who remain indifferent to anomalies being widespread through social networking sites and the media ignoring development news were nothing more than ‘caged bird’.

Launching a book ‘Sahakari ko Sarathi’ (Charioteers of Cooperatives) written by cooperatives campaigner Dilip Sharma of Kavrepalanchowk here today, Minister Banskota opined the contour of the mind of those creating commotion in television and mobile phone would be limited.
Banskota urged one and all to criticize the government’s current plans and future plans after thoroughly being cognizant of it. He said,” It is only positive thinking that helps create a positive perception. First change your perception.”

He shared that the government had expedited the reconstruction of the quake-damaged schools across the country.Furthermore, the Minister blamed the media for not giving adequate space to the publication of development news.Stating that 52 percent Nepali have possessed labour force, he viewed it could be seen as an opportunity for the government’s motto of economic prosperity.

“This labour force would not last forever. Hence we should move towards production utilizing the same labour force with strong willpower.”Similarly, Banepa Municipality Mayor Laxmi Narayan Singh Bade spoke of the need for the local units to routinely monitor the activities of the cooperatives.Likewise, National Cooperatives Bank President KB Uprety shared that a total of 11,000 cooperatives were associated with the banks.

National Cooperatives Federation’s senior Vice-President Minraj Kandel argued that around 12 per cent of the world’s total population were under the ambit of cooperatives which, he argued, had contributed to poverty reduction. He also shared that altogether 6.4 million people were associated within cooperatives in Nepal and around Rs 6.6 trillion were invested through them.

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