By Our Reporter
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli this year chose the Rara Lake to address the nation on the occasion of New Year.
His televised speech from the beach of the beautiful lake of Mugu was more sentimental than a political one of a sitting PM.
Oli had reached Rara taking a number of ministers and UML leaders to inaugurate the Rara fair.
Addressing in the name of nation, Prime Minister Oli said that the government was capable enough to address the challenges faced by the country and people.
“We have a unique opportunity to lead the country on the path of development and economic prosperity,” he said.
He said that with the successful completion of three levels’ elections, Nepal had established a new standard in democratic exercise. The country had many challenges which needed immediate solution, and people had given the responsibility to the present government to address their problems.
Prime Minister Oli termed the previous year as ‘fruitful’ as the political transition ended, by electing a democratic, progressive and development-oriented government.
“People are still asking in disbelief that whether the country will take the course of development and the present government could fulfill their dreams. There is no alternative other than making the country prosperous,” he said.
He further said that cordial relationship would be developed with the neighbouring countries, friendly nations and international community while keeping the national-interest at the centre.
Prime Minister Oli assured that the government would make legal and structural reforms to fight corruption and stern actions would be taken against everyone involved in corrupt activities.
He said that new strategy of development would be developed to mobilise natural and human resources, capital and skills.
Oli’s New Year address from Rara Lake
By Our Reporter