Kathmandu, Aug 27
The Ganeshman Singh Study Foundation (GSSF) has appealed to the government to posthumously conferring the Nepal Ratna decoration on Mangala Devi Singh, the pioneer of women’s movement and a leader of the democratic movement.
Foundation Chair Nabindra Raj Joshi, through a press release today, stated that it is the responsibility of the State as well as citizens to honour the promoter of the women movement and a leader of the democracy movement in Nepal, the late Mangala Devi Singh.
“There can be no two opinions that the late Singh is the gem of the women’s right movement in the country as it was she who raised voice that women should be given franchise right and the right to education at a time when they were deprived of basic human rights as education, health and freedom to take own decision and were confined inside the four walls of the house,” Joshi said in the press release.
Mangala Devi Singh is the spouse of late leader Ganeshman Singh, the supreme commander of the movement for the restoration of democracy in 1990.