Kathmandu: The 73rd Democracy Day is being observed across the country with various programs. Democracy Day is celebrated in Nepal every year on Fagun 7 of Nepali calendar to commemorate the day when the Nepali people stood against the then autocratic Rana regime subsequently establishing democracy for the first time in the country.
The President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister and the leaders of the major political parties have extended their greetings to all while also paying tributes to the martyrs on this historical occasion.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has called the Fagun 7, the day Democracy Day is marked in Nepal, as the day of historic significance for Nepal and the Nepali people.
Addressing a special program organized in the capital on the occasion of the National Democracy Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Dahal recalled the victory achieved by people of Nepal 73 years ago against the autocratic family rule through a life and death struggle for democratic rights. “Very big revolutions, movements and struggles have taken place in the country from the struggle full of sacrifices of the Nepali people to overthrow of the autocratic Rana oligarchy for the establishment of democracy till the present. All these revolutions, revolts and struggles have played a historic role for democracy, peace, forward-looking change, social justice and economic and social transformation,” the PM said.
He also appealed to the people to come together to fulfill the national task of preparing the basis for a socialism-oriented state. The PM said that it would be possible to constantly strengthen democracy and prepare the base for socialism only through the active and enthusiastic participation of people to ensure institutional guarantee of democracy, the dynamic execution of federalism and in the governance system. “We have an important task before us that is the task of changing the status of the people in line with the changed political system giving the real feel of change by means of social justice,” the PM said.
He also said a broader national consensus is the historic need of the day for building a socialism-oriented economy and achieving inclusive economic prosperity based on equality and social justice. He added that the country’s politics and the economy are facing a difficult situation but the government is moving forward to ensuring good governance and transforming the people’s economic status through smooth and accessible service delivery by determining the priority of social justice, good governance and prosperity along with national consensus. “The government is steadfast in its resolve to institutionalize the prosperity by addressing the challenges of the economy, establish sustainable peace in the nation on the basis of transitional justice and to establish independent and balanced diplomatic relations by internalizing the country’s geo-political situation,” Prime Minister Dahal said.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Hari Krishna Karki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Devraj Ghimire, among others, were present on the occasion.