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PM addresses Democracy Day function

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Kathmandu, Februray 19, 2016: The government was committed to maintaining peace, democracy, social justice, equality, national integrity, sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity, said Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.

PM Oli addressing the special ceremony organized at the Tundikhel on the occasion of the National Democracy Day stated that the day would inspire us on the way to nation building maintaining freedom, independency, sovereignty and prosperity.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun among other VIPS were also present on the occasion.

He requested all people and political parties for collaboration to take the nation forward on the way to prosperity. It was on this historical day 65 years back that people had ended the tyrannical Rana regime through a long struggle ang on this day the Prime Minister Oli wished for the bright and prosperous future of all Nepales.

He also paid tribute to known and unknown martyrs who laid down their life for the democracy, freedom and prosperous Nepal.

Since the constitution that was declared on September 20, 2015 for the first time from people’s elected Constituent Assembly was the result of political movements waged by the people since 2007 BS. The constitution has provided people with equal rights in politics, economy, and social and cultural realms, apart from ensuring their social justice, said PM Oli.

Adding further he said that alongside the implementation of the constitution, the country is heading towards the socio-economic development of the country, it would be helpful in strengthening and prospering democratic republic and political achievements made so far once the development process is speeded up.

Illuminating that discussions and dialog were being held to deal with a few grievances, disappointments and differences to a few procurements of the new constitution, such dissatisfactions have fundamentally been addressed through the first amendment to the constitution, said PM Oli.

The Prime Minister urged all sides to be involved in the continuous process of seeking solution to problems through dialogue, stating differences or grievances, if any, could be addressed through talks and dialogue itself.
Chief Justice Klayan Shrestha, Speaker Onsari Gharti, the Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers, lawmakers, high officials of the security bodies, office-bearers of the constitutional bodies, representatives of the diplomatic missions and high officials of the government were also present in the program.

Democracy day Falgun 7 before
The Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, the National Cadet Corps, Nepal Scouts and school children presented march-past on the occasion. Cultural floats were displayed by the Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur and Madhyapur Thimi Municipalities while the National Sports Council organized the display of various sports. As the National Democracy Day program was in progress a helicopter scattered flower petals from the air.
The 66th National Democracy Day is being celebrated across the country today in commemoration of the declaration of democracy in the country on Falgun 7, 2007 BS and the abolishment of the 104-year long Rana autocracy.

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