KATHMANDU – The government has decided to celebrate the National Democracy Day, 2080 BS in a grand manner.
A meeting of the National Democracy Day Main Programme Committee chaired by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ at Singha Durbar this morning, decided to organize various programmes on February 18, 19 and 20 in this context.
The meeting has decided to request the media to design National Democracy Day-centred public awareness raising programmes as special talk shows, panel discussions and radio dramas and broadcast them on February 18. Similarly, the national print media houses have been requested to publish special publications/ souvenirs and compilation of various articles highlighting the multi-faceted dimensions of democracy on the occasion.
The national flags of the stipulated size would be flown on the roofs, verandah, and the premises of all the government bodies, institutions and organisations on the eve of the Democracy Day. Similarly, lights will be lit at the mandalas, the squares and at houses in the evening.
As per the government’s decision, blood donation camps would be organized in all the districts with the support of governmental and non-governmental organisations while educational and sports materials would be distributed to the differently-abled students at their schools in the district-level.
On February 19, the National Democracy Day proper, the Nepali Army will sound the trumpet at sunrise, fire celebratory cannon salvoes and rifles at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel. It will display a huge banner marked with ‘National Democracy Day, 2024’ from a helicopter around the Ring Road area. Similarly, petals will be showered from helicopter and flag display held at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel.
The official National Democracy Day, 2024 main programme will be organised at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel, where the elected people’s representatives, civil servants, security personnel, the office-bearers of public bodies and community organisations, academic and educational institutions and dignitaries from the civil society and the general public would be invited.
Similarly, the government has decided to organize a variety of programmes at the provincial and district level throughout the country in celebration of the National Democracy Day.