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.Follow @gorkhapost