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Govt committed to freedom, national unity: PM

Govt committed to freedom, national unity: PM
KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that the government is committed to maintaining peace, democracy, social justice, equality, national integrity, sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity.

While addressing the special ceremony organized at the Tundhikhel on the occasion of the National Democracy Day today, PM Oli opined that the day inspires us for nation building maintaining freedom, independency, sovereignty and prosperity.
He appealed to the people and political parties for collaboration to take the nation forward on the way to prosperity. PM Oli wished for the bright and prosperous future of all Nepalis as it was on this historical day 65 years back that people had ended the tyrannical Rana regime through a long struggle.

Prime Minister Oli paid tributes to the known and unknown martyrs who sacrificed their lives for democracy, freedom and a prosperous Nepal.

Stating that with the implementation of the new constitution, the country is headed for socio-economic development, he said that it would be helpful in strengthening and prospering the democratic republic and political achievements made so far once the development process is speeded up.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Chief Justice Klayan Shrestha, Speaker Onsari Gharti, the Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers, lawmakers, high officials of the security bodies, office-bearers of the constitutional bodies, representatives of the diplomatic missions and high officials of the government were also present in the ceremony.


The Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, the National Cadet Corps, Nepal Scouts and school children presented march-past on the occasion.
Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur and Madhyapur Thimi Municipalities displayed cultural floats while the National Sports Council organized various sports.
A helicopter showered flower petals from the air as the National Democracy Day program was in progress.

The 66th National Democracy Day is being celebrated across the country today in commemoration of the proclamation of democracy in the country on Fagun 7, 2007 BS and the abolishment of the 104-year long Rana autocracy. RSS