President Yadav stresses on 'Nepaliness'

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Kathmandu, Sept 27 : Nepal President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has called on all Party to join hands to build the nation by rising above ethnicity, religion, communalism and geographical boundaries.

After inaugurating a programme on cancer awareness organized by BP Memorial Cancer Hospital here on Friday, Dr. Yadav said, "more than one's language, caste, being Madhesi or Pahadi... the important thing is that we are all Nepalis."

He blamed political instability for failed attempts to institutionalize democracy and said that the government needed to immediately address the causes that were instigating violence in Eastern Nepal.

President Yadav also unveiled a statue of late BP Koirala, one of the founding leaders of Nepali Congress who became the first elected Prime Minister of Nepal.

Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassdor to Nepal Zheng Xianglin handed over medicine worth Rs 1.8 million to the health minister as a donation to the hospital on behalf of the Chinese government, Nepalnews reported.

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