Kathmandu, 20 Sept: The 8th anniversary of the launch of the constitution -2072 was celebrated across the country but with viable lack of public participation.
Government offices, diplomatic missions abroad and political parties conducted various programmes to mark the day.
The main official programme was organized at Army Pavilion in Tudikhel in which President Ram Chandra Poudel, Vice President Ram Sahaya Yadav, acting Prime Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, Rastriya Sabha Chair, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, Chief Justice Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, among other constitutional functionaries, were present.
On the occasion, a team from the Nepal Army released doves — symbol of peace — whereas helicopters showered floral petals at the venue. Similarly, various groups of security forces demonstrated parades and acrobats, that was followed by cultural shows of different regions and ethnic groups.
President Ram Chandra Poudel in a message on the occasion said “I am confident that the Day would further sensitize us to make the government and entire regime more democratic, just and result-oriented”.
Urging all to make honest efforts for translating the letter and spirit of the constitution into actions, he said, adding, effective implementation of the constitution still remains the main challenge and responsibility for all.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who is away in New York, said the constitution was an outcome of the 10-year-long people’s war, people’s movement of 2006 and other political uprisings.