Ek Nath Dhakal

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Ek Nath Dhakal ( एकनाथ ढकाल ) (born 13 August 1974) is a Nepalese politician, belonging to the Nepal Pariwar Dal, and a leader of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.[1] He is the head of the Nepal chapter of the Universal Peace Federation.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Dhakal was born in 1974 in the Gorkha District.[3] He received his formal education from the Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, where he studied political science for two years followed by three years of study in sociology and anthropology.[4] His public life started as an independent student leader and social activist carrying out humanitarian service project.[5]He has received honours from both Nepal and abroad including the “Youth of the Year” award with gold medal in 2007.[citation needed] He is married to Mrs. Blessie Gadon Dhakal.

Political career[edit]

In the 2008 Constituent Assembly election, the Nepal Pariwar Dal won 1 seat through the Proportional Representation vote.[6] The party selected Dhakal as its representative in the assembly.[7]

Dhakal served on various parliamentary committees such as the Security Special Committee, International Relations and Human Rights Committee and Constitutional Committee during 2008-2012.[8] Dhakal also serves as secretary general of the Youth Federation of World Peace Asia.[9]

In 2009, Dhakal made a statement on the agenda entitled Towards Global Partnerships, at the Second Committee of the United Nations' 64th session of the General Assembly.[10]

On October 31, 2010, the magazine Nepal Weekly published by Kantipur Publications criticized Dhakal for the arrangements surrounding Vice President Parmanand Jha's visit to South Korea on October 7, 2010.[11]Dhakal brought Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea to Nepal to promote relations between Nepal and S Korea.[12]

Dhakal serves in the Constitutional Committee of the Constituent Assembly[13] and was appointed as a cabinet Minister on May 16, 2012;[14] he is the first Minister for Ministry of Co-operatives and Poverty Alleviation (Nepal) of the Government of Nepal.[15][16] Dhakal is a convener of the South Asia Peace Initiatives (SAPI) and is involved in Nepal's ongoing peace process.[13] In January 2013, Dhakal told the international community that Nepalese political leaders are capable to short out the political deadlock of the country.[citation needed]

On January 24, 2013, Dhakal met with the Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, India.[17] Dhakal has undertaken a poverty alleviation project in the Gorkha district, with the aim to improve condictions for the 25.2% poor people of the country.[18]

Dhakal is a comparative new figure in Nepalese politics and in February 2013, His name was brought out by Nepalese media as a possible candidate for Prime Minister, to lead Nepal's consensus government for the purpose of holding elections.[19] Dhakal launches National Public Awareness Campaign with motto "Nation and People First" throughout the nation.[20] Dhakal's party "Nepal Pariwar Dal" announced candidates in all 240 constituency of Nepal for the election of the Constituent Assembly scheduled on November 19, 2013.[21] On October 9, 2013, Dhakal claimed that Nepal Pariwar Dal is fourth political power in Nepal.[22] Dhakal wishes to develop his party as alternative democratic forces in his country.[23]

Dhakal is re-elected in the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2013 for four years term.[24] Dhakal serves in the most powerful parliamentary committee Public Accounts Committee.[25] Dhakal serves as Global Vice President of Sun Moon University based in Korea.[26] Dhakal also a Member of the Parliamentarians for Global Action based in United States of America.[27] Dhakal advocates Universality and said at one of the religious function organized in his district Gorkha that Representatives is not belongs to a particular religion and ethnicity instead they represent whole country and goodness of all faiths.[28]


  1. ^ "Nepal: The Peace Tour Visit". Peace-tour.org. 2006-06-01. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Kathmandu". Universal Peace Federation Nepal. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Nepalese Ongoing Peace Process: Prospects and Challenges". Universal Peace Federation. 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  4. ^ UPF Principles Provide Insights in Drafting Constitution Interview from Universal Peace Federation, 18 March 2009, retrieved 28 November 2010
  5. ^ http://www.icef.org/ICEF%20Nepali/target0.html
  6. ^ EC declares PR results; Maoists bag 100 seats, NC 73 and UML 70, Nepalnews.com[dead link]
  7. ^ Constituent Assembly of Nepal, official site, retrieved 28 November 2010
  8. ^ http://www.upf.org/publications/speeches/3844-toward-an-era-of-universal-peace-in-africa-and-the-world
  9. ^ http://www.thenewstoday.info/2008/11/25/peace.advocate.calls.for.moral.revolution.html
  10. ^ Nepal at the UN Meeting on Towards Global Partnerships, US Nepal Online.com, US Nepal Media Center, 2009-11-05, retrieved 2013-05-25
  11. ^ - A National Disgrace Nepal Weekly Nepali Language Circulation, retrieved 29 November 2010
  12. ^ http://vlex.cn/vid/artistes-pefroming-ballet-in-nepal-253381046
  13. ^ a b "Big parties undermine small ones: Dhakal". Gorkhapatra.org.np. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  14. ^ "PM appoints six ministers and deputy PM". Myrepublica.Com. 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  15. ^ "NC, UML not to send new ministers to govt". Myrepublica.Com. 2012-05-19. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  16. ^ "Cooperatives, a strong medium of poverty alleviation: Minister". Myrepublica.Com. 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  17. ^ http://reportersnepal.com/archives/5752
  18. ^ http://www.ekantipur.com/nep/2069/10/16/full-story/361687.html[dead link]
  19. ^ "Prachanda’s new proposal has four cards- two old & two new". Reporters Nepal.com. 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  20. ^ http://www.freenepal.com.np/?p=18935
  21. ^ http://www.ekantipur.com/np/2070/6/16/full-story/376807.html
  22. ^ http://www.ekantipur.com/np/2070/6/23/full-story/377251.html
  23. ^ http://samudrapari.com/2013101785124.html
  24. ^ http://www.ekantipur.com/np/2070/8/21/full-story/380301.html
  25. ^ http://www.abhiyan.com.np/article-samachar_1asar2071_3#.U7l2l41W5VM
  26. ^ http://gvp.sunmoon.ac.kr/bbs/act=bbs&subAct=view&bid=pictures&page=1&order_index=no&order_type=desc&list_style=gallery&seq=212
  27. ^ http://www.bbooaqk.org/pdfonline/1659721.pdf,
  28. ^ http://reportersnepal.com/archives/39689