Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha has called for education and equal justice for women. He made the remarks at a program organized to mark the 17th anniversary of Modern Kanya Multiple College in Bhimsengola, Kathmandu.
Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha:
Shrestha said that Education is essential for women to access health, employment, and political participation.“Mothers of every house are university irrespective of whether or not they are educated,” said Shrestha. “Not only the family, the entire nation should get benefits from them.” Shrestha also said that women need to be given equal opportunities and encouragement.
Constituent Assembly member Nilambar Acharya echoed Shrestha’s sentiments, saying that Nepali women are lagging behind not because of their lack of ability, but because of the lack of opportunity. Acharya said that the college has been playing a significant role in providing education to women. He said that the college should continue to do so in the future.
College Chairperson and Principal Sabin Pokharel said that education is essential for creating a good and capable generation. “We want to create a generation of women who are proud of their culture and who are capable of contributing to the development of the nation,” said Pokharel.
The program was attended by a number of dignitaries, including former ambassadors, government officials, and members of civil society.