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Constitution institutionalizes federal democratic republic: President Bhandari

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the constitution promulgated by the Constituent Assembly has institutionalized the federal democratic republic.
At a programme organised at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, on the occasion of the Constitution Day on Friday, President Bhandari said that the constitution had adopted major basis of democracy and progressive society like human rights, rule of law, inclusiveness, independent judiciary, free press, separation of power, checks and balance and social justice.
Recalling that the constitution of Nepal was promulgated as the result of people’s continuous struggle and movements, she extended best wishes to all on this occasion. The President said, “I am feeling proud as all Nepali people are celebrating this day as the national festival.”
President Bhandari said that Nepal was one of the founding countries of non-aligned movement and added that Nepal is member country of SAARC, BIMSTEC as well as other regional cooperation organisations. Nepal has been active to establish friendly relations with all countries as well s strengthening the relations by adhering to the UN Charter, she reminded.
Stating that Nepal had made huge achievement in the sector of women’s empowerment, their representation at decision making level, President Bhandari said it was clear on sharing of power among the local, State and federal governments. Furthermore, the President said that the incumbent government was committed towards ensuring equality and creating socialism-oriented economy as stipulated in the constitution.

According to her, the incumbent government was also effortful to materialize the national aspiration of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ for the socio-economic development of the country. The Head of the State was hopeful that Nepal’s natural resources and cooperation from the neighbouring countries and international development partners would contribute to our journey towards development.

Stating that Nepal is a multi-cultural country and rich in heritages, the President attributed social goodwill and tolerance to be the important qualities of the Nepalis. On the occasion, she also offered tributes to the martyrs who died while fighting for freedom and kept all those having goodwill towards Nepal and Nepalis in her thoughts.

Present in the programme were Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana, Chairperson of the National Assembly, ministers, representatives from the business community, artistes and heads of the foreign diplomatic missions in Nepal.

On the occasion, various cultural performances were made. Traditional dances such as shakela, tappa, Bhojpuri were also performed. Even the songs on constitution and its features were sung at the programme.

Published Date: Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 01:21 PM

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