KATHMANDU, May 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the first-phase election of the local level, which the people can see and feel on a daily basis, has been conducted with an unsurpassed participation of the people in a free, fair and fear-free environment.
Addressing the special function organised at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel on the occasion of the Republic Day today, PM Dahal described the local level election as the milestone in consolidating the federal, democratic republic.
The federal, democratic republic has been institutionalized in the country through the decades-long struggle of the Nepali people, he said, adding that the 15th of the month of Jeth is marked as the Republic Day every year to cherish the historic day of the declaration of the country as a republic.
Paying profound tributes to the martyrs who laid down their life for the establishment of the federal, democratic republic, the Prime Minister also offered high respect to the disappeared persons, those injured and handicapped combatants who took part in the struggle for establishment of the republic.
Also, the PM expressed gratitude to all those who participated in the people's war, the historic people's movement and the struggles waged by the Madhesis, indigenous nationalities and other communities.