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Nepal's Missed a Powerful Woman Leader


Former Deputy Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sailaja Acharya was in treatment of respiratory and pneumonia from a long time had pass away on Thursday, 4.25 am while undergoing treatment in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. Acharya was born in 2001 B.S. in Biratnagar and began her political career as a student.

She was the first women who showed off the black flag to late king Mahendra against his absolute rule and was send to prison for three and a half year in 2017 B.S. She was a woman who made a remarkable contribution to reinstate democracy in the country.

Acharya was an active leader from Nepali Congress in 2048 B.S., so she was elected for the parliament from area number 5. Later she became the first women Agriculture Minister, Minister for Water Resources (2053 B.S.) and Agriculture Minister (1990) and raise her voice t mentioning that there was corruption in her own parliament. After Jana Andolan II and thereafter she was assigned for the ambassador for India from Nepal, but she was sick from the past two years and was hospitalized from last year.

She was taken to India and later to Thailand for her treatment. Some months ago, Acharya was doing rest in her own house and was taken to the hospital after she complained about the respiratory problems. According to the US Nepali news, she was given a medicine to stop her voice which was told after Acharya death from her relatives which can be a reason.

Meanwhile, the emergency meeting of NC central committee concluded that hers death has caused a great loss to the party and decided to close down party offices for three days yesterday.

I hope we will learn from her thought that I reference from

“Actually I am not politician but after the reinstate of democracy, I was forced to involve in political activities. Otherwise I am not a human who did politics. There is a saying, in politics there should be a contract but I can’t do.”

Sources: Nepali News



sunita.basnet's picture

May your soul get rest in the

May your soul get rest in the heaven. Missing you.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

aliĝngix's picture


What a sad thing, but at least in her lifetime she opened doors and made an impact that I'm sure she was proud of. This country now has something to stand and, and move forward with. I'm sure she is at peace.
Thank you for sharing, we need to know about more good things and people, eh?

Ofcourse, you are right. She had opened many doors to empower women. Hope so and I believe most of the women who really want change are proud of her. She had attempt to make difference in women's life. It is hard to find a daughter and citizen like her.

I am glad to know that you like it. I will try my best to bring both good and bad things to people.

Thank you so much for your valuable time.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Hi Suni, a friend once said that, good people do not live long . Maybe it is true. May her soul rest in peace.

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Greight Foundation

sunita.basnet's picture

I agree with you

Hi Gifty,
Yes you are true. God gives short time to those people who really are the change maker. Thank you so much for your time and comment. How do you dear?

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

busayo's picture

God grant her eternal peace

Hi Sunita,
The life of Sailaaja is very challenging, I want us to know that what this is teaching us is that we will not be here for ever. Therefore while we are here, we should make a good impact in our world because that is what people that are left behind will have to be saying about us.I pray for her family members and all Nepali people that God will grant them strength to bear her irrepairable loss.

May her soul rest in peace

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Hi Busayo,
Thank you so much for your comment, after a long time I am hearing from you. You are right, every one has to sleep forever although some sleep very fast while other sleep late. Therefore, to make a world better place to live, let's do something that start from today.

Life is challenging, and we (women) need to challenge ourself in order to bring change in our community that I have learn from Late Sailaaja.

Thank you so much for oyur valuable time.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

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