Nepal marks ‘Martyrs Day’

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that today is the day for making resolve to fulfilling the remaining works of the revolution, keeping in mind the martyrs’ dreams and their commitment.

Addressing a programme organised at the Martyrs Memorial, Lainchaur today on the occasion of the Martyrs Day, PM Dahal said, “The great martyrs have made the supreme sacrifices for the political, economic, social and cultural transformation of the Nepali society and for establishing inclusive democracy.”

Stating that the martyrs who sacrificed their life in course of the struggle for upholding nationality, people’s democracy and livelihood will remain a source of inspiration for us all in the past, present and the future, he paid heartfelt tribute to the martyrs and called on all to work with heart, words and deeds for fulfilling the martyrs’ dreams.
On the occasion, the PM remembered and paid respects to the great martyrs Shukraraj Shastri, Dharmabhakta Mathema, Dasharath Chand, Gangalal Shrestha, among others who laid down their lives in 1997 BS for overthrowing the autocratic Rana oligarchy and establishing democracy in the country.

He also paid high respects to all the disappeared fighters and said, “I wish for the speedy recovery of health and long life of the injured fighters.”The 16th of the Nepali month Magh each year is observed as the Martyrs Day.