Prithvi Narayan deserves credit for Nepal's integrity: PM
January 11, 2019 09:28 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said Prithvi Narayan Shah deserved credit for the glory and self-esteem of the people of independent and sovereign Nepal.
In a message of best wishes on the occasion of 297th Prithvi Jayanti today, Prime Minister Oli stressed the need to acknowledge the contributions of Shah.
"Prithvi's national unification drive was very timely and relevant. Nepal could not have stood as an independent, integral and sovereign modern country in the global arena had there been no success of the unification campaign spearheaded by Prithvi Narayan", the message reads.
"Our country could not be defended from the influence of colonial powers emerging across the globe if the mega campaign of the national unification was not succeeded in the then time", the message added.
"It was Prithvi Narayan Shah who took the leadership to sow the seed of glorious tradition of unity among diversity. Today, diversity in unity has become Nepal's identity", PM Oli said.
In the message the PM further stated that the contributions of Prithvi Narayan could in no way be ignored.