Lalitpur, 15 April : Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the government is serious towards protecting rights of the Shikh community and ensuring their security.
Attending a programme organised by the Guru Nanak Satsang Management Committee on the occasion of the Nepali New Year 2075 BS and birth anniversary of the Shikh Guru Khalsa, the Home Minister urged the people from the Shikh community to do their roles confidently. He said the Shikh community had an important role in safeguarding Nepal's independence in the past. On the occasion, he vowed to make initiation to take the issue relating to providing land to the community at Balaju ahead.
India's Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, was of the view that the Shikh people had a significant contribution to consolidating the Nepal-India ties.