KATHMANDU – The 106th birth anniversary of Ganeshman Singh, the supreme commander of the 2046 BS people’s movement for reinstatement of democracy, is being observed by organizing several programmes today.
Singh, who demonstrated an example of sacrifice and courage in the Nepali political arena, was successful in establishing himself as an epitome of political honesty. He had shown a higher level of integrity when he presented his contemporary leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai to the prime ministerial berth following the success of the historical people’s movement in 2046 BS.
Veteran democratic leader Singh was born in Chhetrapati, Kathmandu on 24 Kartik 1972 and died on 2 Asoj 2054 BS. He took membership of the Praja Parishad, Nepal’s first-ever political party that was established in 1997 BS, and dedicated his life in the campaign of abolishing the Rana oligarchy in Nepal.
The then Rana regime had imprisoned leaders including Singh for allegedly being involved in the struggle for establishing democracy by exterminating Ranas. As part of his ardent campaign for democracy, Singh had broken the Bhadragol jail before 2007 BS and developed political relations with another prominent political figure, BP Koirala.
Singh made substantial contributions in providing dynamic leadership to the Nepali National Congress, which was established in 2003 BS. He spearheaded the armed conflict from Birgunj as a revolutionary leader of the 2007 BS popular democratic movement.
Singh had passed through several difficult moments during his political career beginning from 1997 BS. As a supreme leader of the Nepali Congress following the passing away of BP Koirala, he also led the 2042 BS Satyagraha (search for truth campaign). Then, he took the leadership of the 2046 BS people’s movement for reinstatement of democracy by bringing together communist forces against the party-less Panchayati regime.
Informing the public about the marking of the birth anniversary, Chairperson of the Ganeshman Singh Study Academy Nabindra Raj Joshi said they will initiate distribution of medical aid, including pulse Oximeter, as well as raise public awareness by creating materials in Kathmandu-8, the birthplace of the leader. NC and its sister and benevolent organizations are organizing different talk programmes virtually to mark Singh’s birthday today.