KATHMANDU —The 66th Democracy Day is being observed with much fanfare by organising various programs today across the country.
The Day is the reminder of the advent of democracy and the abolition of 104 years of the autocratic Rana rule 66 years ago in the country.
The Democracy Day Celebration Main Organizing Committee is to organising a special function at Army Pavilion, Tundikhel, to mark the day.
After 1951, the day holds a special significance. The journey of development and consciousness for democracy is said to have started from February 19 of that year.
On the occasion, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended greetings to all Nepali people living at home and abroad, wishing that this day would inspire them to adhere to the basic norms and values of democracy.
In her message, President Bhandari said the day reminds the people of the importance of renunciation and sacrifice for change.
“Democracy is the best governance system in the world, as it makes people sovereign. We are now enjoying the federal democratic republic system after invasion on the democracy established by the people in 1951,” read the message.
Likewise, former President Ram Baran Yadav has said that no one would be freed from the responsibility until the peoples’ representatives implement the new constitution.
In his message extended on the Democracy day, Yadav said that at a time when the country is celebrating the 64th Democracy Day, it’s the responsibility of the people to strengthen the democratic system.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.