KATHMANDU, Nov 23: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that all the sons and daughters of the country are like his children.
Dahal stated this in a written statement issued at a condolence meet in honor of his son Prakash Dahal at his residence in Lazimpat on Thursday.
"All the youths in the country are like our son Prakash and we have reached the conclusion that we should make a lot of efforts for their bright future," the statement reads.
“After Prakash's death, Nepal Students Union (NSU), All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary) and other youths' organizations jointly extended condolences to me and my family and encouraged us stating that they were our children. Prakash is no more now. But we see Prakash in every youth of the country”, the statement further reads.
The Maoist Center chairman also said that the solidarity the general public extended to him and his family was very important to them when the family was in grief.
"The support you extended at this hour of grief at the loss of our only son has given us much power to bear this loss and grief," Dahal stated. He also said that he is indebted to all the political parties and their leaders who condoled the Dahal family, saying messages of condolences were also received from across the world and not only from Nepal.
He also mentioned the messages of condolences his family received from China and India as well as from various countries of Europe, America, Australia, Africa and Asia. Dahal noted that condolence messages were also received from several communist parties the world over. The Maoist Centre chairman also mentioned the sympathies and condolences extended to him and his family by various professional, social and business organizations.
"I consider the mass of people that voluntarily turned out on November 19 from the Norvic Hospital to the party's head office Paris Danda to the Aryaghat as the evidence of the respect that Prakash earned in short period of his life," Dahal said.
Prakash had died due to cardiac arrest on November 19 at the age of 36.
Leaders of various political parties, industrialists and businessmen, journalists, the chiefs and representatives of the diplomatic missions were present at the condolence meet. They extended heartfelt condolences to the Dahal family on the occasion. RSS