-By Bikas Rauniar
The Constituent Assembly (CA) members were sworn in amid a ceremony on Tuesday (May 27, 2008) at the Birendra International Convention Center (BICC) in Kathmandu.
Ram Sheela Thakur, 30, CA member from Raghunathpur-8 of Mahottari also sworn in at BICC. Ramsheela – a barber by profession since childhood – said that she will continue her job as a barber though she ramains CA member until next general election. She represents Nepal Communist Party (UNITED).
She is affiliated with the party since one and half decade. She also teaches in Bhawanigunj primary school voluntarily. As she lost her father during her childhood, she chose barber profession to help her mother and an infant brother. Currently she is waiting for her SLC result.
Ramsheela at the BICC
CA members queued up for security check to before entering the BICC
Ramsheela with her CA member identity card and assembly kit bag
Checking-in through a security gate
Quiring about the way to main hall with a security officer
Searching her name in the list
Obtaining a swearing-in draft paper
Interracting with another CA member Sunil Babu Panta, President of Blue Diamond Society-Nepal’s only organization for sexual minorities. He also represents CPN-United.
With Health Minister Shashi Shrestha (right)
After swearing-in ceremony
A total of 568 CA members including NC President and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda, CPN-UML General Secretary Jhalanath Khanal, Speaker of the interim legislative-parliament Subash Chandra Nemwang and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum Chairman Upendra Yadav were also sworn in today.
Although, PM Koirala aged 84 is the eldest CA member, 73 year old Gurung administered the oath to the other members as Koirala still remains as the country’s Prime Minister.
All pics by Bikas Rauniar