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July 04, 2017
One-day symposium on Connecting Nepal's Tourism/Culture Promotion to Asian Countries

Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation marked the 94th birth anniversary of Late GP Koirala by organizing a one-day symposium on  "Connecting Nepal's Tourism/Culture Promotion to Asian Countries" in Kathmandu on 4th July 2017.  Honorable Minister for Finance Mr. Gyanenedra Bahadur Karki was the chief guest of the program. 

March 18, 2017
One-day interaction program on Nepal-India Connectivity

On March 18, 2017, to commemorate the 7th year of passing of legendary political leader GP Koirala,  GP Koirala Foundation (GPKF) organized a one-day interaction program on the topic “Nepal-India Connectivity: Opportunities for Holistic Development”. The program was chaired by the chairperson of GPKF, Hon’ble Sujata Koirala. The chief guest of the program was senior leader of Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel. Charge D’Affairs of the Indian Embassy HE Vinaya Kumar, Professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University Dr. Sangeeta Thapaliya, Former Ambassador Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise, Hon’ble Lalbabu Yadav, President of Nepal Council of World Affairs - Dr. Rajendra B Shrestha and CEO of National Reconstruction Authority - Dr. Govinda Pokhrel were guests at the program.

Chairperson's Message

Welcome to the official website of the GP Koirala Foundation for Democracy, Peace and Development. The GPK Foundation was established on 6 January 2011 in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the purpose of promoting peaceful resolution of conflicts and accelerating the development process of countries, by embracing the vision of Nepal’s legendary leader, who devoted his entire life to establish and defend freedom for the people in our country.

As chief architect of Nepal’s peace process, GP Koirala always advocated for unity, consensus and joint action internally and externally in solving political, social, and economic problems, and during his entire life he acted upon his principles and convictions.

Girija babu, as he was known in Nepal-Former Prime Minister, Interim Head of State and President of the Nepali Congress Party- breathed his last on 20 March 2010 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Until the end, he continued to whisper the message of reconciliation, peace, unity and consensus as the only way to establish a modern, peaceful and prosperous Nepal.

As GP Koirala would have wanted, the Foundation shall become a forum for bringing people and countries together to solve problems, share ideas and develop strategies for cultural, scientific and economic development, thereby contributing to peace and prosperity in Nepal and the world.

The Foundation is to work for carrying forward his convictions into practice. Our colleagues along with the International Academic Advisory Board will always be ready to engage with national and international experts to simplify complex procedures and be of constant reassurance throughout our course of action.

The work done by the Foundation is dedicated to Girija Prasad Koirala's lifelong struggle in Nepal and the maintenance of friendly and peaceful relations among nations. It is important that GP Koirala remains alive in the hearts and minds of the Nepalese people and the people of the world, so that future generations can be inspired from the life he has lived, the work he has done and the ideals he stood for.

Sujata Koirala 
Chairperson

Democracy

The Himalayan country of Nepal has undergone many changes in recent years. Nepal, founded in 1769, in 245 years of long history, has experienced aristocracy, autocracy and democracy, too, in her political realm. Nepal has traveled a long and arduous journey of political changes from monarchy to republic.

Peace

In 1996, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) launched an armed insurrection in order to establish a communist rule. In its 10 years armed revolt, more than 13,000 innocent people lost their valuable lives, hundreds of thousand people and families were internally displaced and billions of dollars worth infrastructures ..

Development

Girija Prasad Koirala paved the way and opened the gates for Nepal's private sector to play a greater role in the liberal economy. The benefits of liberal economic policies were reaped by many new business ventures and sectors like the media, finance, aviation, education emerged strongly.