Ramdev urges economic empowerment

Published On: November 25, 2016 03:09 AM NPT By: Upendra Yadav

BARA, Nov 25: Yog specialist Baba Ramdev on Thursday said that Nepalis living abroad and politicians at home would be well respected only if the country becomes prosperous. 

“Economic empowerment is the only thing Nepal must yearn for,” he stressed while inaugurating the Patanjali Aayurved Udhyog worth Rs 1.5 billion in Prasauni of Bara district on Thursday. 

Meanwhile, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who had graced the function, noted that the newly-inaugurated industry would further strengthen ties between the Nepal and India and would also contribute in the agricultural development in Nepal. 

"Nepalis won't be regarded well in foreign land until and unless, the country becomes economically strong. To live with dignity in a country and outside, Nepal must now take an economic leap," he said, adding ,  "Patanjali Udhyog would be ready to extend any type of support to contribute to Nepal's economic strength." 

Stating that he is a Sanyasi, Ramdev also said that he loves Nepal as much as he loves India. "I love Nepal and Nepali people just like I love India and Indians. I am a Sanyasi," he said. 

Nepal is known for rare and precious herbs, which has often been mentioned by Ramdev and his close aide Acharya Bal Krishna. The duo had several times urged Nepal to recognize its herbal power and take due benefits. In the formal program on Thursday, Ramdev reiterated the same thing. 

"Nepal's precious herbs would now get due market. Patanjali Udhyog will process the herbs and manufacture products. It is a good news for farmers in the hills and the plains," he said. 

According to Ramdev, 2,000 skilled and unskilled Nepalis would be employed within a year of Patanjali Udhyog coming into operation. In five years, the number would increase to 10,000, he said. 

"Our goal is to give employment in the industry to at least 10,000 Nepalis in five years," Ramdev stated, adding that the profit earned would be invested for social works in Nepal.

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