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Sixth People's SAARC conference kicks off
Kathmandu, Nov 17: The Sixth people's SAARC conference has begun in the capital from today. The conference is organised by the Nature- Human Centric People Movement Nepal chapter.
Inaugurating the two-day conference, Minister for Finance, Dr Ram Sharan Mahat, stressed that we should be self-reliant by generating power with maximum utilization of natural resources including rivers available in the country.
Minister Mahat said the country should be taken towards economic development by ending existing political instability here.
Similarly, Tarun Benarjee, representative from Paschim Bengal, India, stressed on the need of equal sharing of natural resources among the people across the world. Presently, only certain groups in the world have an access to natural resources, he added.
Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma suggested that a campaign should be launched through the medium of poem to protect environment.
General Secretary of the Nepal Chapter Dindaya Rijal said military forces of the world should be transformed into as an organization for promoting environmental relations and allocating humanitarian aids to the people.
International Coordinator of Nature- Human Centric People Movement Nepal, Gangaraj Sharma, demanded that the government itself should hold discussion about climate change in an extensive manner.
The conference will hold broad deliberations on common issues of SAARC including climate change, rule of law, corruption-free society and the problem of unemployment.
Representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka and including host Nepal are taking part in the conference.
The Nature- Human Centric People Movement Nepal chapter was established in 2002. The chapter has extended its organisations to different countries and has already organised five SAARC-level conferences.