Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the essence of Democracy Day could be established with the transformation of democratic ideals into daily life style being based on the assumption that people were the entire source of state power.
In her message of best wishes to all Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of the National Democracy Day, 2079 BS, the President said the present political system should be successful in materializing the people’s aspirations and martyrs’ dreams. “The foundation of today’s federal democratic republic we have attained today was built on the basis of the People’s Revolution in 2007 BS. Therefore, martyrs’ dream and peoples’ aspirations should be transformed into reality. To that end, we should envision the social justice, equality, social harmony and economic prosperity as the nation’s foremost goal”, the Head-of-the-State said in her message.
She noted that the movements waged before 2007 BS had been inextricably linked with the background of the Democracy Day and the martyrdom attained by four great martyrs, Gangalal Shrestha, Dharmabhakta Mathema, Shukraraj Shashtri and Dasharath Chand in course of the struggle spearheaded by Praja Parishad in 1997 BS was spectacular for creating ground of democracy. Extending heartfelt tribute to all martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the establishment of democratic governance system to guarantee civil rights, President Bhandari expressed sincere respect and homage to the leaders who guided several movements meant for democratic establishment.
In the anal of political history of Nepal, Falgun 7 has a special importance, the message reads, noting that the people’s struggle came up with the victory on the same day. “The higher levels of sacrifice of the martyrs have inspired our movements for political and social reforms and this would continue to guide us in the days to come”, the President stated. In this sense, the Democracy Day thrives the importance of civil rights and always reminds us the tale of the unprecedented struggles of the martyrs, the message reads.