February 21, 2020 05:00 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Nepal Army organized a special ceremony to observe the Nepal Army and Maha Shivaratri festival at Tudikhel in the heart of the capital on Friday.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is also the supreme commander of the Nepal Army, paid homage to the martyrs at the "Bir Smarat".
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice Cholendra Sumshere Rana, Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota, National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timalsina, cabinet ministers and senior government officials were present during the ceremony.
Nepal Army personnel demonstrated celebratory firing from rifles and canons, March past, military skills and drills during the program.
The signifying banner of Army Day 2076 and showering of flowers were displayed by Nepali Army helicopters.
Various army battalions presented the march-past. Various military arts and skills were demonstrated.
Every year, the Nepali Army observes the 'Army Day' on the auspicious occasion of Maha ShivaRatri, the Hindu festival.