KATHMANDU- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said teacher’s role is vital in increasing political awareness in the country and making people politically conscious.
While inaugurating the Sixth National General Convention of Unified All Nepal Teachers Association here today, the Prime Minister praised teachers for their contribution to promoting public awareness and bringing political change in villages and at the community level.
Stating that education sector and the teaching profession are yet to be well systematized, the Prime Minister said various persons who are in the country’s political leadership had the teaching background.
As he said, the government is preparing to present the Federal Education Bill in the parliament soon.
Underlining the need of focusing on socio-economic and other development endeavors, he said the Cabinet meeting recently decided to recognize those sacrificing lives to the Peoples’ war, people’s movement and the Madhesh movement as the national martyrs.
He took time to stress on the need of collective efforts to withstand ill-attempts to disprove federal democratic republic and its norms and values. As the Prime Minister said, important bills such as the Truth and Reconciliation Bill had been already presented in the Federal Parliament and the Maoist forces should get united by reviewing past experiences to protect major political accomplishments so far.
According to the Prime Minister, teachers’ responsibility is vital for creating a base for socialism as their role is highly required to build public opinion. He urged teachers to take initiations for setting a ground for scientific socialism.
PM Dahal said, “We were able to write ‘socialism-oriented economy’ in the Constitution, the fundamental rights were increased and rights of the women, Dalits, indigenous nationalities, ethnic communities, Muslim and Tharu were guaranteed following much efforts for the same.” He stressed the need of building of public opinion guided by a right ideology to further strengthen such rights
CPN (Maoist Centre) leaders Giriraj Mani Pokhrel and Narayan Dahal highlighted the role of teachers for bringing change and political awareness at the community level.
Association President Shanker Adhikari urged teachers to play a role to defeat moves to dismiss the political achievements.