19 September 2017, Kathmandu.
Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) would like to congratulate all stakeholders on the occasion of the second anniversary to mark the Constitution of Nepal; promulgated in 2015. AYON is proud to represent passionate Nepali youths who have directly contributed to the discussions and feedback leading up to the promulgation of the constitution from youth, rights and gender perspective. We have also been working tirelessly to involve youths in the implementation of the constitution through several initiatives.
Constitution is a living document, and should reflect the needs, rights and aspirations of all citizens. AYON calls on political parties and all significant actors to form the positive consensus on the constitution safeguarding the rights of all citizens, removing any discriminatory provisions and leading a national framework for Nepal’s overall progress through the robust implementation of constitution. With the local election in Province No.2 yesterday; local level elections have been completed in all 7 Provinces, and this is a major milestone in the implementation of the constitution, which will pave a way to uphold the spirit of federalism. Next major step is the elections for Provincial and Federal Parliaments. AYON remains committed to play our role to involve youths as voters, candidates and voter educators in the elections and calls on all parties to remain committed for free and fair election with representatives of diverse groups as candidates.
We send our best wishes to all parliamentarians to further cultivate democratic values and instill the culture of equality and fairness. The leaders of political parties have played a significant role in the development of the present Constitution. However, the practice of major political parties leaders, especially during their times in Government raise legitimate questions about their genuine commitment to uphold each and every provision of the constitution. Thus, having led the promulgation of the constitution; it is also the major political parties responsibility to lead by example in upholding the provisions and spirit of the constitution through their actions. We call everyone to play their part in the implementation of the constitution in the coming days.
Happy Constitution Day 2017