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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2680

Nepal’s PM announce to set up four new museums

Kathmandu, 07 June, ( Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has announced to set up four new museums as symbols of various forms of political movement in the country. The museums will also reflect Nepali culture and tradition.

The newly-elected Prime Minister Nepal said he plans to set up museums at Gokarna forest area, the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Bhrikuti Mandap exhibition ground and one other in Nawalparasi district, a south western district from capital city Kathmandu.

The prime minister said Bhrikuti Mandap museum will reflect the identities of all ethnic communities and groups and Gokarna museum will symbolize people’s struggle for democracy.

Likewise, the museum at Naryanhiti Royal Palace will symbolize 240 year long monarchical period in Nepal and another museum at Nawalparasi district that lies outside the capital city will showcase Tharu, an ethnic group, culture.

The prime minister said that the government has already issued directive to the Ministry of Finance to allocate necessary budget for their construction.

Six days after he was elected on the post of top executive in the country on May 23, the prime minister had laid the foundation stone for a republic tower at Ratna Park, the heart of the city. Government officials said the monument will be the tallest and will distinct structure in Kathmandu.

Democracy was first established in Nepal in 1951. But it was seized by the then King Mahendra in 1960 to impose a party-less Panchayati system. People had to fight for whole 30 years to restore multi party democracy in 1990.

Again in February 1, 2005, the then King Gyanendra dismissed the elected government in the name of taming Maoist insurgency and assumed all executive powers in the country. Nepal’s elected Constituent Assembly formed after the success of democratic movement in April, 2006, declared the end of monarchy in May, 2008, making the Himalayan nation the youngest republic in the world.

- Asian Tribune -

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