KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki has said that a common psychology among the country people was needed for the nation's development.
Speaking at a program organized by the Nepal Telecom (NT) on its 13th anniversary, Karki stressed the need for nation building by rising above the ethnic, religious and political beliefs.
"We don’t work in our country but we make much effort for the same task abroad. This should be corrected and make a common spirit for the sustainable developments of the country," Karki added.
Minister Karki, who is also the government spokesperson, said that preparations were going on to practically implement the slogan of 'Mobile in every hand, Internet at every home' by providing internet connectivity for free in each school and hospital at first.
Likewise, he said that the journalism was centered to political parties and urban areas and suggested to make journalism rural-centric.
Also speaking at the program, President of Public Accounts Committee of the Legislature-Parliament Dor Prasad Upadhyay said that the NT should run in a transparent way and hailed the economic contributions of NT terming it immense.
Similarly, Chairman of Board of Directors of Nepal Telecom and Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communications Mahendra Man Gurung said that the NT should be made a pioneer service providing company instead of profit making one. RSS