KATHMANDU, June 4: The Secretary-General of the United Nations has presented a letter of commendation to Nepal Army’s Brigadier General Bigyan Bista in recognition of his indomitable bravery and initiative in preventing ethnic violence in South Sudan.
Bista is a member of the 10th contingent of Kalidhwaj Battalion (Shase) deputed for the peacekeeping mission in the Republic of South Sudan.
The United Nations has highly appreciated the role and contribution of Nepali peacekeepers in preventing the recurrence of incidents of ethnic violence in the country which was devastated by genocide in its history, it is said.
According to the Nepal Army’s Public Relations and Information Directorate, the Nepali peacekeepers deployed for temporary operations received applause from the UN Secretary-General for acting as a buffer in the clash between armed groups near Keiwet in last November. Huge (potential) loss of life and property was averted due to the timely intervention by the NA peacekeepers, it is said.