‘The country should be developed by preserving nature, not by destroying it’: Prez Bhandari

Published On: December 6, 2021 11:51 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stressed on the need to establish the feeling that ‘the country should be developed by preserving nature, not by destroying it’ in all local levels of the country. 

Speaking at a program organized by the Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN) at Kathmandu on Sunday under a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, President Bhandari said that humans and nature are connected to each other. She argued that human existence was linked to the balance of our environment. 

She also expressed the belief that the livelihood of the people through sustainable forest management would make a significant contribution to the protection of environment and biodiversity as well as climate adaptation and mitigation, community development and economic prosperity. 

While expressing happiness over the FECOFUN's various awareness-raising social programs during the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, President Bhandari wished success in building a civilized society by being active in the campaign.

President Bhandari also mentioned that it is a matter of concern that gender violence still exists in various forms in society. On the one hand, efforts are being made to eradicate the evil practices like chaupadi, witchcraft and dowry, while on the other hand, new forms of violence and exploitation against women are emerging through harassment and technology in the workplace and public sector, Bhandari said. 

“I would like to draw attention of all the concerned bodies to the need to formulate policy and law and ensure effective implementation to end such problems,” she said. President Bhandari also pointed out the need to ensure equal activism of both men and women to eradicate gender-based violence from the society.

On the occasion, FECOFUN President Bharati Pathak said that the concerned government bodies and social organizations should work responsibly for the effective implementation of the law for the elimination of gender based violence. 


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