KATHMANDU, July 27: "To what regions have the joy emanating from my resignation spread?" Is it within the country or outside?" Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli questioned here on Wednesday.
"It is ok for one can rejoice but one should not be in the illusion regarding the bad omen hidden beneath this happiness," the PM added.
PM Oli, who resigned from his post on July 25, added further, "This is not the time to visit the big guys of the society with goat's cooked dishes to receive Tika in Dashain, this is 21st century. The beautiful Nepal will move forward on path of prosperity by facing all hurdles." Some Indian media outlets had disseminated news by expressing joy at PM Oli's resignation.
The PM made the remarks after conferring literary and cultural awards to around three dozens of artists at a program organized by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Characterizing Nepal as the country of poets and talents hidden in the Nepali households, PM Oli added that the country had woven a glorious narrative of pride and independence by not allowing anyone to 'climb on its shoulders'.
PM Oli said it was unfortunate that Nepal could not achieve a rhythmic development in par with Nepali society's beauty, and expressed concern over the prevailing situation where anyone could 'sometime disturb the society by injecting a needle and fuel the people's sentiments'.
The PM was reminiscent of the song penned by national poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire 'Yo Nepali Shir Uchali, Sansarma Lamkancha (this Nepali will move ahead in the world with head held high)'.
"Even if our leaders do not sing this song, it would be good if they remembered it in their hearts," PM Oli shared. The PM's remarks were greeted by a thunderous applause of those present at the Nepal Academy's auditorium.
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