Nepal Army to organize various functions to mark 260th anniversary of its establishment

Published On: January 28, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepal Army celebrating the 260th anniversary of its establishment by organizing a variety of programmes. 

Also observed as the Army Day on Falgun 6 of the Lunar Calendar every year, the NA is trying to a set a new record by playing 555 madal or Nepali drum at the same time in addition to exhibition of various military skills at the Army Pavilion in Tundikhel.

The NA is going to carry out this activity to contribute to the preservation and promotion of Nepali traditional art and culture, said NA Spokesperson Krishna Prasad Bhandari.  Starting this year, the lighting of Akhand Dip will be held in honor of martyrs at Bir Smarak or the brave memorial located at Tundikhel. 

The Nepal Army that exists today is believed to have been institutionalized during the unification campaign of modern Nepal in 1819 BS by the then King Prithivi Narayan Shah.



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