Constitution Day being observed across the country today

Published On: September 20, 2019 11:28 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: On this day in 2015, Nepal promulgated its first federal republican constitution. 

To mark the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution through the historic Constituent Assembly (CA), various programs are being held across the country.

A special ceremony is currently underway at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tudikhel in the capital.

Top dignitaries including President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli are present during the event. Cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, the diplomatic community, leaders from various political parties, business fraternity and among others are also joining the ceremony.

An aerial display of a banner reading ‘Constitution Day-2076’ and a flower dropping ceremony through helicopter are also the parts of the Constitution Day ceremony.

On the occasion, security agencies including Nepal Army performed special march past. A cultural procession featuring traditional cultures of various ethnic communities was also held.

The constitution is a progressive political document that has consolidated Nepal’s journey into federal republic. It has been taken as a historic document that has ensured the rights of all religion, women, Dalits, indigenous nationalities, ethnic minorities, and deprived groups. The constitution brought marginalized communities into the political mainstream by upholding inclusion and proportional representation. 


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