National Youth Forum to be held from February 6
Nepal Youth Federation Nepal (NYFN) in collaboration with Ministry of Youth and Sports and Youth Time International Movement is holding a three-day long National Youth Forum from Thursday with a slogan of “Youth Contributing for Peace”.
Organizing a press meet today in capital, NYFN President Kabindra Burlakoti informed that the youth forum will bring 250 youths across the country along with 30 international delegates from various countries in a bid to foster the culture of dialogue among the youngsters.
“The participants were chosen from 2 thousand applicants who are from diverse backgrounds and geographical locations. The discussion will touch upon federalism, constitution making process, peace process, civic responsibility, climate change, sustainable economy and leadership,” said President Burlakoti and added, “We hope the forum will also reveal new talented change makers.”
Likewise, a rally will also be held from Bhrikutimandap in capital on Wednesday to press the concerned stake holders for ensuring the voting rights for the youths above the age of 16. “Since a citizen is entitled to get the citizenship certificate from the age of 16 year old, s/he should not be denied of voting rights in a democratic nation. This is the Lower the Voting Age 16 Campaign to ensure voting rights to all the citizens above 16-year-old, a large constituency, who had been disenfranchised in the democratic practice,” argued Burlakoti.
Following the rally, a national dialogue would also be held during the inauguration ceremony on the same day at National Academy Hall. Former Ministers for Peace and Reconstruction are scheduled to deliver their speeches on Nepal’s ongoing peace process.
Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, Madhesi Rights Forum Chairperson Upendra Yadav, Former Chairperson of Constitutional Committee of Constituent Assembly Nilambar Acharya, Madhesi People Rights Forum (Democratic) Leader Jitendra Dev Economist Dr Chiranjibi Nepal, Religious Leader Chintamani Yogi, among other prominent leaders are scheduled to address the inaugural ceremony.