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
PM Oli expands cabinet, 15 new ministers inducted
KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has has expanded the Cabinet inducting 15 new ministers from his party CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre), increasing the size of his Cabinet to 22 on Friday.With this, the cabinet led by PM Oli has been extended to 21 members.
Six lawmakers from CPN-UML and five from CPN Maoist Centre lawmakers have been inducted as Ministers to the Cabinet. Likewise, three lawmakers are included as Minister of State.
The newly appointed ministers and state ministers were administered the oath of office at President’s office in Sheetal Niwas, by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas amid an official function.
The newly ministers are as follows :
Gokarna Bista – Minister for Labour and Employment
Pradeep Kumar Gyawali – Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rabindra Adhikari – Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
Jagat Bishwakarma – Minister for Youth and Sports
Sher Bahadur Tamang – Minister for Law
Raghubir Mahaseth – Minister for Physical Infrastructure Planning and Development
Gokul Baskota – State Minister for Information and Communication
Padma Kumari Aryal -State Minister for Health and Polulation
CPN Maoist Centre
Barsha Man Pun -Minister for Energy and Water Resources
Giriraj Mani Pokharel – Minister for Education
Shakti Basnet – Minister of Forestry
Chakrapani Khanal – Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
Bina Magar – Minister for Drinking Water
Ram Kumari Chaudhary – State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
PM Oli, earlier in the second expansion of his Cabinet, had appointed CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Ram Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Home Affairs, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Matrika Yadav as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, former governor Yabaraj Khatiwada as Minister for Finance, and CPN-UML’s Ishwor Pokharel as Defence Minister.Follow @gorkhapost