Mahabir Pun seeking public donation for innovation centre
Bhaktapur, August 4
After subsequent governments turned a deaf ear to social activist Mahabir Pun’s appeal for support to run a national innovation centre, he has launched a public fund raising campaign.
At a programme organized by the Raphat Media Club here Thursday, Mr Pun said he had no option but to seek donation to run an innovation centre aimed at boosting Nepal’s economy.
He accused the government of feeding insecure NAST officials, and the Ministry of Science too flopped in carrying out any changes in the country. “Every government gave mere assurance. I along with a group of friends tried to conduct activities that actually government should, but the government did not extend help. So, we donated 28 ropani of land to the Centre, and are now raising funds for the operation of the Centrte,” he shared the plight about how the governments ignore people’s initiative for change.
A Magsaysay laureate, Pun further said the government was demanded 10 MW of electricity for the Centre. According to him, the Centre would seek contributions not only from the highly educated and skilled but also those with semi skills and labours. RSS