Kathmandu, Aug 31
Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Dr Shashank Koirala said the contributions of the late Mangala Devi Singh were spectacular for women’s freedom in Nepal.
He said this at a virtual interaction ‘Women leadership in post-COVID-19 new world’ organized by the Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation to mark the 24th memorial day of women leader Mangala Devi Singh. The general secretary added the late Singh’s role was critical in bringing women to the present situation. In order to establish women’s rights at par their male counterpart, veteran leaders such as Siingh, Divya Koirala, Shailaja Acharya and Sushila Koirala made significant contributions during their times, he added.
NC central member and Foundation chair Sujata Koirala described the late Singh as an audacious women leader who struggled for the freedom and rights of the women since she was 16. “The Constitution has guaranteed 33 percent representation of women but it has yet to be in practice. The particular pertinent issue should be discussed within the Democratic Party Nepali Congress”. NC central members including Sarita Prasain, Dr Dila Sangraula, Kamala Pant, Ratna Sherchan and Kiran Yadav, and Nepal Women Association president Uma Regmi called for women unity within the party to establish their democratic rights and freedoms.
Also speaking on the occasion were State Assembly member Bijula Barma, Foundation Europe coordinator Sita Sapkota, Foundation America coordinator Somnath Ghimire, Foundation Cyprus coordinator Rita Dulal, NC leader Srijana Singh and Nepal student Union’s former general secretary Prameela Gautam, among others.