Kathmandu, Sept 8 (RSS): Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Dark Age based on the discrimination between haves and haves-not have ended now. Addressing the 39th National Education Day and 52nd International Literacy Day today, he noted that the stage of illiteracy has come to an end in the country. Also on the occasion, the Prime Minister recited a poem penned by poet Mahananda Sapkota.
The poem composed in the Panchayat era reads that the time has gone away to keep the people in the darkness. He also claimed that a situation of full literacy will be witnessed in the country in two years and then there will be no need to launch literacy campaigns.
Prime Minister Oli also urged the students to study oriental mathematics developed by Bhashkarachary. Bhashkaracharya has significant contribution to the advancement of mathematical and astronomical knowledge in Asia in the 12th century. On another note, PM Oli called upon all to cooperate to the government in its mission of producing competent students who could compete in their areas across the globe. Prime Minister urged the new generation to be optimist arguing that Nepal has immense opportunity to move to the path to prosperity.
On another note, Prime Minister asserted that full dependency on a single country has now ended with the signing of the Nepal-China transit agreement protocol. With this in place, Nepal is expected to improve communication and overseas trade. During his previous visit to China, PM Oli signed the transit agreement.
On perennial problems of flooding facing Nepalis, he said he was constantly in talks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on adopting measures of preparedness enough to fight flooding before next monsoon. He also informed that a joint team of Nepal and India has started survey to operate waterways in Nepal.