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Martyrs’ Day being observed, PM Oli pays tribute

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KATHMANDU — Martyrs’ Day is being observed across the country on Saturday by paying tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of people and country.

Different programs have been organised across the country to remember four most important martyrs of Nepal.

Shukraraj Shastri, Dasharath Chand, Dharma Bhakta Mathema and Gangalal Shrestha are the four martyrs who gave up their lives to free the country from the tyranny of Rana autocracy and start democratic tradition.

Shukraraj was hanged from a tree near Pachali of Teku on Magh 10, 1997 BS, while  Dharma Bhakta was hanged in Sifal on Magh 13 and Dashrath Chand and Gangalal were shot  at Shobha Bhagawati on Magh 15 by the then autocratic Rana rulers.

On the occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reached the Martyrs Memorial at Lainchaur today and offered floral tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country.

Likewise, ministers, chiefs of constitutional bodies, chiefs of security forces and high-level government officials were present on the occasion. RSS

Every year, Magh 16 in the Nepali lunar calendar is marked as National Martyr’s Day.

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Child killed in road accident

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PASCHIM- A child has been killed and two other people sustained injuries in a vehicle accident occurred at Salle, Musikot Municipality-1, Rukum Paschim, today. 

The victim, nine-year-old Prayas BC breathed his last at the District Hospital, Salle. 

The vehicle (Ba 3 Kha 7461) was on its way towards Mulkhola from Salle. The bus fell 150 meters from the road when the driver lost control, District Police Office, Rukum Paschim, stated. 

The injured are eight-year-old Jenis BC and the driver whose name is not known. Jenis is said to be in critical condition, Chief of the District Police and Deputy Superintendent Sumit Khadka said. 

According to police, the vehicle ran over Prayas and Jenis who were playing on the road.

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