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RPP-N marks Prithvi Jayanti
Jan 11, 2015-
The Rastriya Prajantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), which has long been demanding a public holiday on the birthday of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, held a tea party in the Capital on Sunday on the occasion of the 293rd birthday of the late king who is credited for unifying the country.
Dozens of leaders, including Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, Constituent Assembly Chairman Subash Nembang and former Prime Ministers Surya Bahadur Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand, participated in the tea reception.
The only pro-Hindu and pro-monarchy party in the CA held the function where its leaders put garland on the statue of Shah before the Singha Durbar west gate.
The RPP-N has been demanding that Shah’s birthday be recognised as national unity day in recognition of his contribution to unify the nation. It also has asked the government to print the picture of Shah in the national currency notes.
Meanwhile, the CPN-ML, too, has started marking Shah’s birthday the day as the national unity day. The party led by CP Mainali organised a special programme at the party headquarters in Ratopul. Issuing a statement, the party demanded that contribution of Shah be recognised and his birthday be declared the national unity day. The day was marked as National Unity Day before the country declared a republic.
Meanwhile, the RPP-N also took out a rally in Gorkha district headquarters and held a held a corner meet at Gorkha museum. Prithvi Narayan Shah had started the unification campaign from Gorkha.
Published: 12-01-2015 09:13