Nepal marks 69th Democracy Day

Feb 20, 2019-

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and senior government officials attend the 69th Democracy Day function held in Tundikhel, Kathmandu, on Tuesday.

 

The Armed Police Force personnel hold a march past on the occasion.

 

A statue of King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, is adorned with a garland to mark the function. King Tribhuvan, who played a crucial role in ending the 104- year-old Rana regime and ushering in democracy in Nepal, is a national hero and considered by many as the father of the nation. But with its disfigured visage, the statue of the erstwhile monarch does not even remotely suggest that he is a historic icon. The statue, which was damaged in the 2015 earthquake, awaits restoration but the authorities concerned have not paid any attention.

 

POST PHOTOS: KABIN ADHIKARI & SURBINDRA KUMAR PUN

Published: 20-02-2019 09:52

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