Chief Minister of Province 1 Rajendra Kumar Rai has promised to protect and develop the Kirant language, culture, and heritage.
Inaugurating a program here Thursday on the occasion of the 137th birth anniversary of Mahaguru Phalgunanda Lingden, the Chief Minister said that Mahaguru Phalgunanda made crucial contributions in protecting the Kirant religion, language, culture, and heritage in the past despite the society was lagging behind educationally.
On the occasion, Rai assured province government support in the protection, promotion, and development of the Kirant religion.
Shedding lights on Mahaguru's message of the world peace and welfare of humankind, the Chief Minister said that only peace and stability would bring about development in the country.
Religion has given insights to do away with social ills and wrong practices and the youth should shoulder the responsibility to protect the Kirant civilisation, Rai stated.