Festivals are synonymous with rejuvenation, closeness, and togetherness. However, the true essence of these celebrations can often be compromised, rendering them less enjoyable for certain groups, particularly those with disabilities.

Gautam’s call for increasing inclusivity in NA too aims to mislead the audience. NA is a voluntary service and there is no policy or culture in NA to proscribe anyone based on caste, ethnicity, creed, or gender. In fact, NA has remained the most inclusive institution in Nepal since its inception.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Twenty-one Nepalis have been selected to attend the Australia Awards Short Course on Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 19 Feb-3 March 2018.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal has inched up five notches to 22nd position in the 2018 Inclusive Development Index (IDI) of World Economic Forum (WEF) among 74 emerging economies.

Government media not inclusive

December 19, 2017 19:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The government-owned media have only 11 per cent participation of the indigenous nationalities at the policy making level.

For an inclusive society

December 8, 2017 07:57 am

“As blind and partially sighted students, my friends and I faced numerous difficulties in classrooms and exam halls throughout our school life,” says Kaladhar Bhandari, president of Blind Youth Association of Nepal. “So, in order to improve the accessibility of blind and partially sighted children and youth in every sphere, we established Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN) in 2012,” he adds.

The annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of the society and development, and to increase awareness on the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life, according to the United Nations (UN).

Inclusive response

August 22, 2017 00:19 am

The government should ensure that at risk groups including people with disabilities are specific targets of disaster response.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The United Kingdom (UK) has called on all stakeholders to create necessary conditions to allow the people of Provinces 1, 5 and 7 to exercise their right to vote, peacefully, in Nepal‘s second round of local elections on 28 June.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The local level elections this year have witnessed the emergence of new leaders from various walks of life. The inclusive spirit seen in the first round of elections has continued in the second phase also. Here are two representative cases that reflect the depth of inclusiveness political parties has adopted themselves to:

KATHMANDU, April 3: Speaker Onsari Gharti has said the Nepal's constitution has granted opportunities for equality to all Nepali citizens.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Nepal is not only advancing -- in the last five years -- in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) but also ranks first in the South Asian region, a global report published on Tuesday shows.

Inclusive finance

July 26, 2016 00:35 am

The study reveals that a key barrier to take-up of financial services is affordability, mainly due to irregularity and unpredictability of income