Representatives of The Newah family handed over a petition addressed to the Government of Nepal and CA members of all parties to appoint Dr. Padma Ratna Tuladhar as the first President of Nepal to the visiting NCP (Maoist) senior leader and newly elected CA member Hon. C. P. Gajurel at a welcome and interaction programme attended by a large gathering of Nepalese of diverse nationalities led by Nepal Ambassador H. E. Dr. Ganesh Yonjan Tamang. The programme was organized by Samyukta Lokatantrik Ganatantrik Manch Japan in Tokyo’s Ebisu town hall. Copies of the petition were also handed over to the Ambassador and Krishna KC, the president of the Manch, while a good majority of the attended Nepalese put the signature in support of the petition to elect Dr. Padma Ratna Tuladhar as President of Nepal.
Addressing the gathering and commenting on the questions put forward by several speakers, Hon. Gajurel assured that Nepal will neither follow North Korea nor any other dictatorial governing system. He said “we will respect every right of Nepalese under our government. Investments from both foreigners and Nepalese Diaspora are welcome and will be equally protected.”
Commenting on the petition to appoint Dr. Padma Ratna Tuladhar as the president of Nepal, Senior leader Gajurel said Padma Ratna Tuladhar was the first to fight for the right of multi-party system in that Rastriya Panchayat Assembly. He rightly deserves to become the 1st President of Nepal. While there are some other qualified people, “we have also considered Ram Raja Prasad Singh, a Madeshi leader, because he was the first to blast bombs around the Singh Durbar in support of Republican Nepal and we have learned how to make bomb from him” said the orator leader amusing the audience.
Speaking at the same interaction programme, Nepal Ambassador to Japan, H. E. Dr. Ganesh Yonjan Tamang stressed the need of real change in Nepal’s governance. Referring to the need of building Nepal’s own embassy building in Tokyo, which he said will reduce a great amount of expenses now being incurred to pay rent for present embassy of two story building located in not-so-easy-accessible location in Tokyo but paying a 750,000 yen a month. “Nepalese will welcome such change very warmly” said the mild spoken ambassador.
The Programme was also addressed by several speakers such as Dr. Ram Giri of Peace and Democracy Nepal Forum Japan, Mahesh Kumar Shrestha, President of Nepali Janasamparka Samiti, NCP (UML) Secretary Surya Pathak, NRN Japan President Bhavan Bhatta while Newah International Forum Japan’s General Secretary Dr. Dinesh Manandhar and Former General Secretary Suwarn Vajracharya read out the petition to appoint Dr. Padma Ratna Tuladhar as the first President of Nepal and handed over to the distinguished guests. The programme successfully ended with a warm note of thanks by President Krishna KC and a video presentation of Peoples’ War by John Chantyal.
The Petition was signed in support of appointing Dr. Padma Ratna Tuladhar as the first President of Nepal by the following worthy friends and handed over to the visiting NCP Maoist leader at the interaction programme on the 15th June 2008 in Tokyo.
The petition reads:
We the undersigned request the government of Nepal, all political parties and CA members of Nepal to appoint Dr. Padma Ratna Tuladhar, as the 1st President of Nepal as we believe only a non-polotically aligned civil society leader can guide good governance to write an impartial constitution acceptable to all Nepalese.
Bhupi G. Shrestha (NAJ), Salik Ram Bhandari (INCJ), Roshan K.C.(NRN), Loknath Wosti (NRN), Chiranjeevi Dahal (Peace Trading co.), Deepak Gauchan (Thakali Samaj), Lokesh Gauchan(Thakali Samaj), Kamal Adhikari (NRN), Rajan Pradhanang (NRN), Bhaban Bhatta (NRN Japan); Daya Bhandari, Howol Chandra Lama, Harka Thapa, Sudan Thapa, Sushila Thapa, Swotantra Poudyal, Kumari Pun, Indira Pun, Buddha Man, Shanti Dangol (Udasi), Sunita Shrestha (Hachioji), Santa Pudasaini, Arjun Giri, Om Gurung, Bhim Neupane, Metsa Kharel, Jagannath Dhakal, Resham Bahadur K.C., Shrestha, Manoj Ghale, Bisheswor Ghale –Tokyo; Dilu Khatri (Chiba); A. K. Shrestha; Keshav Lall Shrestha, Shekhar Davai, Ashok Agni, Ganga Chetri, Chintamani Khanal, Rajendra Parajuli, Kisman Sapkota, Bal Krishna Khadka, Damodar Dahal, Lekhnath, Ghana Syam Gyawali, Dadi Ram Poudel, Mohan, Mohan Khatri, Yam Khatri, Nara Bahadur Thapa, Mahesh Kumar Shrestha, Ram Giri, Kismat Jang Rajbhandari, Rohii Shrestha, Apar Rajbahandari, Sudarshan Karki, Dhundi Raj Acharya, Dorje Sherpa, Dinesh Kattel, Himal Bhattarai, Kamal, Janak Baral from other areas; Others have signed on the previous post on this blog dated 10 June 2008.
Thank you so much for your genuine support!
If you have yet to sign the petition, click open “comments” below to add a message of your support and your name. Please share this petition among your family and friends and encourage them to sign in support of the petition. Nepalese organisations are also kindly requested to arrange to hand over the copy from your side to CA members, the responsible officials of Nepal at home and hand over to any visiting or resident Nepal Ambassador or representative of Nepal in the country you reside. The full version of the petition is available in the last posting dated 10 June 2008. (Scroll below to see it)