Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has launched a book titled ‘Glimmering Flashback’ (‘Jhajhalko’ in Nepali) amid a ceremony held at the central office premises of Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) on 4 February 2021.
The book, published by Army Single Women and Injured Family (ASWIF), illustrates painful stories of security personnel and their families in the wake of the armed insurgency in the country.
At the program, Prime Minister Oli commended WHR’s initiative and contribution for the rights and well-being of single women across the country. Addressing the function, Prime Minister Oli expressed commitment that the government would lend all possible support, including employment and education, to the security personnel injured or rendered physically or mentally disabled during the armed insurgency. Likewise, premier Oli also pledged to provide support in terms of securing the rights and uplifting the living standards of single women in the country.
Along with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as the Chief Guest, the First Lady Radhika Shakya, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Padma Aryal, other government and non-government dignitaries and well-wishers among others participated in the program.
Thousands of security personnel, including those of Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force were killed or seriously injured during the armed insurgency in Nepal. Many among the seriously injured were rendered physically impaired for the rest of their lives. The whereabouts of hundreds of security personnel are still unknown.
Army Single Women and Injured Family (ASWIF) was established, taking into account the thousands of women in the country who lost their husbands involved in security organizations compelling them to live their lives on their own as a gruesome consequence of the war. ASWIF mainly focuses on organizing such single women and the families of the injured security personnel so as to help them have a better livelihood via empowerment and financial independence.
The book ‘Glimmering Flashback’ compiles the painful stories of tortures, injuries and deaths of the security personnel personnel during the conflict and the lingering pain they and their families have been condemned to live with since then.