Friday, May 13, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: Dalit/Karnali youth conferences in May and June

Dalit/Karnali youth conferences in May and June

Added At: 2011-05-12 11:20 AM

Last Updated At: 2011-05-12 1:13 PM

KATHMANDU: A three-day national convention is to take place in the
Capital from May 23 in a bid to pile pressure to establish rights of
Dalit communities of Nepal over natural resources and means.

At a press conference organised here on Wednesday by Dalit Rights
Forum Nepal for Natural Resources, its chairperson Sunil Kumar Pariyar
said though the issue of inclusion has been established in the
country, Dalit rights are still a far cry.

The convention is to take place to put pressure to ensure the rights
of Dalit communities on natural resources and means, he added.

The convention will dwell on community-based forest and issue of Dalit.

Similarly, Karnali Youth Convention is also taking place on June 3-4
to chart out youth mobilization strategy for sustainable development
of Karnali region, which is the most backward area of the country.

The issues to be discussed in the convention are tourism and youth for
the development of Karnali, youth's role in establishing lasting
peace, youths in resource of Karnali and its utility, visioning of
integrated development of Karnali, among others, informed coordinator
of convention organizing committee, Narayan Giri.


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