President Ramchandra Poudel has said that politics should be guided by service motive towards the society and the people.
He said so while addressing a programme to unveil a bust of Nepali Congress leader and former Minister late Nabindra Raj Joshi, constructed at Yatakha Kumari Temple premises of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-19, on the second memorial day. The Head-of-State undrscored that politics should be motivated by the highest determination, commitment and dedication to serve the people understanding their joy and sorrow along with continuous closeness. President Poudel shared, “Late Joshi was a personality who had a close relation with the people and had understood their joy and sorrow.” The untimely demise of Joshi is an irreparable loss to the country, Nepal’s democratic movement, the party, Joshi family and himself, he mentioned.
President Poudel expressed the view that Joshi was successful to build an image of a simple, honest, friendly, helpful and capable politician, adding good moral and honesty were the characteristics of late Joshi.
“I got the opportunity to not only know and understand Nabindra from close quarters but also as a guardian to show the way all through his life to always motivate him towards building a conscious, enthusiastic and conscientious personality by providing him suggestions, support and cooperation,” the President said. He opined that installation of Joshi’s statue will always keep alive the contribution he made for the country and people, inform the future generations of an honest and good leader and encourage them to carry out moral deeds. Nepali Congress leader and former Deputy Prime Minister, Prakash Man Singh remembered Joshi as a person who practiced the politics of values and principles for bringing change in the country.
“Nabindra was the person who waged a struggle through the Nepal Students Union for reinstating the rights that were hijacked in 1960,” pointed out Singh. Joshi’s spouse and lawmaker Sapana Rajbhandari expressed the commitment to work for fulfilling the political goal adopted by the late leader. She believed that the construction of the statue will keep Joshi alive.