Chair of the then Constituent Assembly and deputy leader of the CPN (UML) parliamentary party, Subas Chandra Nembang has been successful in cultivating an image as an experienced politician and a guardian in the country's parliamentary practices.
I would like to extend hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the Nepali sisters and brothers on the occasion of Republic Day. The side supporting the unitary feudalist state system of the past and opposed to the republic has started that sort of some efforts.
The 16th Republic Day is being celebrated amid a special ceremony at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundhikhel today.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has appealed to the masses to celebrate Republic Day in a grand way with due respect to its glory, gravity, and significance.
President Ramchandra Paudel attended a special ceremony held at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundhikhel on the occasion of the 16th Republic Day today.
Today marks the completion of 15 years of the proclamation of the Republic system in Nepal. The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) on 28 May 2008 declared Nepal a federal democratic republic by ending the 240-year-old monarchy.
In a message of best wishes delivered on the 16th Republic Day today, he said Republic Day was a historical and glorious day when the country witnessed abolition of monarchy and entered into the federal democratic republic.
The first-ever people-elected Constituent Assembly had proclaimed the federal democratic republican governance system in the country by officially abolishing the autocratic monarchy on 28 May 2008.
The government has recommended to President Ramchandra Paudel to give general amnesty to Resham Chaudhary, a leader of the Nagarik Unmukti Party.
“Democracy we are now practising is beautiful and appropriate. This constitution is the main way to democracy. We all democracy practitioners should not deviate from the main path. We must be cautious,” he said.
At a time when we are on the eve of Republic Day (May 29 this year) and celebrating the Day over the achievements we have made through various struggles till the announcement of the Republic and the rights we have been enjoying since then, it serves as a reminder we should not ignore.
It is said that a momentous day rarely comes but comes once in a century. There are a few momentous days in the political history of Nepal. One of such momentous days in Nepal is the declaration of the Republic Day. The day was May 28, 2008, or Jestha 15, 2064 BS. This was the day when the elected Constituent Assembly formally abolished the 240-year-old monarchy and declared Nepal a Federal Democratic Republic. This indeed heralded a new era in the history of Nepal.
Nepal's shift from monarchy to republicanism was a watershed moment in the country's history. However, the republic's roots have not yet penetrated deep inside Nepali society, which was ruled for more than two centuries by Shah Monarchs, who began to lose the people's confidence as they placed self-interest above responsibility and ignored public opinion. The absolute reign of the Shah Kings was characterised by a poor economy, a dismal state of development, and the violation of democratic rights.