68th Democracy Day being observed
Feb 19, 2018-
The 68th Democracy Day is being observed across the nation by organising various programmes on Monday.
A special programme was organised at the Nepal Army (NA) Pavilion in Tundikhel, Kathmandu.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, newly appointed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli released white pigeons, wishing for peace in the nation.
On the occasion, a squad of Nepal Army offered a gun- salute to the Head-of-the-State.
The participants also observed one minute silence in memory of all known and unknown martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of country and the people.
Personnel of three security agencies demonstrated their skills and two army helicopters made flower showers in the air.
The Democracy Day is marked to commemorate the day of the establishment of democracy after defeating the 104-year-long Rana regime on February 18, 1951.
The government has declared public holiday today to mark the day.
Meanwhile, President Bhandari, Vice-President Pun and PM Oli extended their best wishes to all the Nepalis on the occasion of the 68th Democracy Day.
Published: 19-02-2018 14:33