'Modern and developed Nepal soon'

Kathmandu, June 23: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed the confidence that the country would very soon become modern and developed.

While receiving the relief assistance provided by the Kantipur Media Group to the Prime Minister Natural Disaster Relief Fund at his own official residence at Baluwatar today, PM Koirala pledged to transform Nepal into a modern and developed country and expressed the commitment he will be successful in his mission too.

He further said that the country has moved ahead on the way to reconstruction along with the constitution drafting process. PM Koirala added the country would get to the prosperity, political stability and peace after the promulgation of new constitution.

Such goals would be fulfilled by using the natural resources as the country has adequate natural resources, PM Koirala said. 

He stated that the future of the media sector is also connected with the stability of democracy and development as the sector is always behind various democratic movements.

Prime Minister Koirala expressed his confidence for the positive role of the media for stabilizing the democracy and timely constitution as well. 

He added that employment opportunity would be generated inside the country and Nepalese would get opportunity inside the country itself after the promulgation of the new constitution.

Kantipur hands over over Rs 44.3 million

Chairman of Kantipur Media Group and Kantipur Foundation, Kailash Sirohiya, handed over a cheque of Rs 44.3 million to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at a programme organised at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar this morning.

Sirohiya expressed the view that the financial aid would be utilized for relief and rehabilitation of the quake survivors.

On the occasion, PM Koirala said that the government would be alert for the utilization of relief amount and materials.

He said, "I will not allow the misuse of the relief amount and materials. I have raised this issue in the Cabinet."

Present on the occasion were Minister for Information and Communications, Dr Minendra Rijal, Chief Editor of Kantipur Daily, Sudhir Sharma, Chief Editor of the The Kathmandu Post, Akhilesh Upadhyay, among others.

NSJF provides 5,000 US dollars

Similarly, Nepal Sports Journalists' Forum (NSJF) also handed over a cheque of 5,000 US dollars to the Prime Minister today. The financial aid was provided from the amount supported by International Sports Press Association, an international organisation of sports journalists.

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