PM Dahal wants to cut public holiday list short

Pushpa Kamal Dahal vote of confidence
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, February 7

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal wants to cut the number of public holidays in the country.

Stating the delivery of services had been affected due to it, Dahal, during a meeting of the Democracy Day Ceremony Organizing Committee on Tuesday, said it was time to reconsider the number of public holidays given in the country.

“We need to discuss this and reconsider how many holidays we need. The cabinet has talked about this and soon we’ll come to a conclusion,” said Dahal.

The prime minister said that since programmes of the same nature were being held on Loktantra Diwas, Prajatantra Diwas (Democracy Day) and Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day), there is a need for further discussion on the number of public holidays needed.

“The character of all those programmes is the same. It is also necessary to discuss how to integrate them, how to make people participate in them,” said Dahal.

The meeting has decided to celebrate Prajatantra Diwas (Democracy Day) with various programmes on February 19.

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