Former Chairman of Council of Ministers, Khilraj Regmi pays tribute to martyr Shukraraj Sashtri during the 1st day of Martyrs Week at Pulchwok in Lalitpur. (Dipesh Shrestha)
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Martyrs Week, during which the nation pays tributes to the known and unknown martyrs who sacrificed their life for the cause of the country and the people and their freedom, commenced from Monday.
The Martyrs Week Commemoration Main Program Committee has programs lined up for an entire week from today on the occasion. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City, in association with the government and various social organizations, has been commemorating the Martyrs Week since 61 years back.
This year also commemorative programs would be held at the places where the four main martyrs attained martyrdom by paying rich tributes them.
In this connection, a function was held at Pachali in the capital this morning where the martyr Shukraraj Sashtri was hanged by the then Rana regime. A condolence assembly was held and Martyr Shukraraj Shastri remembered. Shastri was hanged on this very day 76 years ago. RSS