Formation of Youth alliance
Bhaktapur, 03 October 2016: Youth have demanded their meaningful participation in the recovery and reconstruction process in the program entitled “The role of youth in Reconstruction” organized by National Youth Alliance for Reconstruction in partnership with Visionary Youth Initiative Foundation Nepal.
Speaking in the program, Raj Kumar Upreti, youth activist, emphasized to pay attention sustainable Development goals in reconstruction process. Similarly, the houses and cultural heritages cannot be reconstructed in Bhaktapur leaving 3 foot from the road, said by Ankur Neupane, right activist and journalist. Further, he requested youth to raise the issues in large scale. Likewise, Rupa Thapa- representative of Nepali Congress said that the participation of women in the reconstruction process should be ensured as they are more vulnerable and marginalized. Similarly, she requested youth to raise the issues of squatters as they are not easily getting the donation from government. Speaking in the program, the capacity of youth should be enhanced on policy, program and plan adopted by National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) as youth have very limited knowledge on it, said by Prashain Man Bijukchhe, coordinator of Leo club of Kailash, Bhaktapur. Likewise, Chet Narayan Rasaili, president of Dalit Youth Alliance emphasized to understand reconstruction not only from physical point of view but also from social, economic and cultural point of view.
In the program, Narendra Khatiwada had presented about reconstruction process and activities of NYAR. Participants had raised so many questions toward the presentation of Khatiwada which were addressed by him gradually.
At the end of the program, with the view to contributing in recovery and reconstruction, five members Youth Alliance for Reconstruction, Byansi was formed in the leadership of Bindu Suwal.
Media coverages for the program are given below :