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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.

GPKF Introduction

GP Koirala Foundation for Democracy, Peace and Development (GPK Foundation ) has been established as a not for profit independent think tank. It shall undertake a wide spectrum of initiatives, research and studies, bring out publications, initiate academic, political and public debate all aimed for the promotion of peace, democracy and development. It shall also bring national and international personalities to promote such activities.

  • Promote the ideals Girija Babu stood for and contribute further to institutionalize peace, democracy and development in Nepal and remember him as one of the great political leaders of Asia who always worked for peace, democracy and friendly relations among the countries of this region and the world.
  • Highlight the devastating impact of violent internal conflicts on the political, economic, social and cultural fabric of developing societies and promote peaceful resolution of violent internal conflicts as well as nonviolent ruling of disputes among countries of this region.
  • Promote the true ideals of the United Nations in strengthening peace, democracy and human rights as well as peaceful and friendly relations among nations.
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.