KATHMANDU — 11th Republic Day is being observed across the country on Tuesday marking the day on which Nepal became a republic state.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari took part in a ceremony held to mark the Republic Day 2075 at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundikhel.
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli along with other ministers and high level officials were also attended the event.
The Nepal Army displayed a banner of Republic Day from a chopper and showered flower petals. Likewise, security forces of the country showcased various precision drills and parades to mark the ceremony. The Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police staged musical performances to evoke patriotism and presented Nepal’s favorite Maruni and Kaura performances.
Likewuise, Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, and women police officers and army personnel also presented their musical bands.
A minute’s silence was also observed to honour the sacrifices made by known and unknown martyrs in different stages of uprisings for political transformation and democracy.
On the occasion, President, Vice President, Prime Minister, acting Chief Justice, House Speaker, National Assembly Chairperson released a pair of white pigeons each as a sign of peace.
Centuries old monarchy had officially come to an end on Jestha 15, 2065 of the Nepali calendar, and the country had adopted republicanism as the system of governance. Therefore, this day is observed to commemorate this milestone in the country’s history, from which point onwards the country is known to have taken a crucial step towards becoming a federal democratic republic.Follow @gorkhapost
Bijaya Dashami today
KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.
The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.
Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.
The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.
People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.
It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.