On the lead up to the Constitution Day and the day itself last week, as cynics on social media were jeering at the government’s appeal to people to mark the day by wearing national flag emblazoned t-shirts, my contemplation was on what the press and intelligentsia would say about the constitution that turned four on September 20, 2019. There were two stark responses: outright ambiguous and dismissive.
The country celebrated the fourth Constitution Day on Friday with much fanfare. With the exception of some form of protests in parts of Province 2 and few other places, people across the country expressed the need for our government to keep working to fulfill the aspirations of our constitution.
KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Major countries including the US, India, China and France have sent messages of congratulations to Nepal on the occasion of Nepal’s National Day, which also marks the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Presidents of India, China, Russia, the United States of America and Switzerland have extended best wishes to the Government of Nepal and entire Nepalis on the occasion of Constitution Day.
RAJBIRAJ, Sept 20: On Thursday, the eve of the Constitution Day, Nawal Kishor Sah, the social development minister of Province 2, led an anti-constitution march in the district of Saptari where leaders and cadres from his party, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), displayed black flags to mark the day as a “black day”.
KATHMANDU, Sept 20: On this day in 2015, Nepal promulgated its first federal republican constitution. It was thought that ‘the historic document’ would usher Nepal into an era of peace and stability, bringing an end to inequality along the lines of ethnicity, caste and class. It, however, was not to be.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Consulate General of Nepal based in New York jointly hosted a reception on Wednesday in New York to celebrate the National Day and the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution of Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Madhes-based parties are divided between those supporting the celebration of Constitution Day and those opposed, even as the government makes its preparations to mark the occasion on September 20.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The Samajwadi Party Nepal, which is a coalition partner in the government led by the Nepal Communist Party, has decided not to participate in Constitution Day which is being celebrated on September 20 this year.
KATHMANDU, Aug 29: A controversial remark made by Communications Minister Gokul Banskota that the public holiday announced to mark the Constitution Day is not for dating or drinking has drawn widespread criticism on social media.
JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 24: An clerk of Dhanusha District Court has been fired from her job after she shared a Facebook post of some Madhes-based parties observing the Constitution Day on September 19 as a ‘black day’.
JANAKPUR, Sept 20: The principal secretary and secretaries of various ministries of Province 2, civil servants including chief district officers and security officials reached the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers on Wednesday morning to attend the function to mark the third Constitution Day.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that rather than questioning whether federalism was right or wrong, more attention needed to be diverted towards implementing federalism and making it a success. Oli said so during his address to mark the Constitution Day from the Army Pavilion, Tudikhel.
BUTWAL, Sept 19: Province-5 Chief Umakanta Jha has expressed his belief that the concept of a prosperous province and happy Nepali would be materialized with the strengthening of national unity and governance.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The special provisions made by the Nepal's constitution for the protection, empowerment or uplift of the people of backward communities, classes and regions will be a boon for them once such provisions are brought into practice.
KATHMANDU, Sept 17: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has made it clear it has not taken any decision to mark 'black day' anytime soon citing an understanding has been made with the parties in the ruling coalition regarding amending the constitution.
KATHMANDU, Sept 5: A sacked chief justice, a suspended police officer and other controversial individuals also received national medals from President Bidya Bhandari on Tuesday, along with various other individuals making a contribution to the country.