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Nepal marked 40th Social Service Day

Nepal has marked 40th Social Service Day on September 23, 2019. The national level events organized by Social Welfare Council (SWC) in association with government agencies, non-government & community-based organizations and their networks.

Addressing the national ceremony in Kathmandu, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has urged to focus social efforts in less privileged areas. “We should focus on long term impacts rather than immediate benefits. For that, our efforts must reach to remote and rural areas such as Karnali so that deprived population can have access to knowledge and resources”, he stressed.

Minister Tham Maya Thapa from Nepal Government’s Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen highlighted the roles of Social Welfare Council to mobilizing and monitoring non-government organizations for the upliftment of women, children, senior citizen, persons with disability and others who are marginalized. “The upcoming Act will be under the guidance of our constitution and also based on international practices”, she remarked.

On the occasion, Vice President Pun conferred social service awards to individuals and organizations who have made significant contribution in the areas of social service in Nepal. Vice President also visited Exhibition Stalls including one managed by NSET. There were many stalls managed to showcase efforts of various agencies and organizations. Earlier, an Awareness Rally walked from Bhrikuti Mandap along city core areas around Tundikhel, Kathmandu and assembled back in starting point. NSET joined both in rally and exhibition.

Social Welfare Council (SWC) was established in 1977 with the mandate of facilitation, coordination and monitoring & evaluation of non-government organizations (NGOs). Nepal has now around 250 international NGOs and more than 50-thousand NGOs.

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