Constitution Day being observed today

 Constitution Day being observed today

Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS): (To be disseminated on Sept 19)    

The Constitution Day- Ashoj 3- is being observed by organizing various programmes across the country today. The Day marks the promulgation of the constitution written by the people’s representatives via the constituent assembly on Ashoj 3, 2072BS.    

Present constitution is the seventh written constitution of Nepal which has aimed at establishing socialism via citizen’s socioeconomic and cultural rights. It bears special significance for it was promulgated via the constituent assembly based on second people’s movement, peace accord and peace process.    

The peace accord was signed earlier between the seven political parties and then rebellion CPN (Maoist).    

Importantly, it has formally institutionalized the new system of federal democratic republic with the abolition of unitary system and monarchy. There are currently seven provinces, 753 local levels and a federal government as per new system which is said to deliver public service at citizen’s door step.    

The Day is being marked from Ashoj 2 to 4 as per government decision with illumination in the country and Nepali embassies and missions abroad. It is the seventh Constitution Day.    

A main celebration committee has been formed under the coordination of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to mark the Constitution Day. A special function is being organized at Army Pavilion at Tundikhel this morning.    

The constitution promulgated by the citizen of the Nepal for themselves is being embraced by one and all gradually.    
The incumbent government has put in place necessary policies and laws to enforce the constitution while efforts were underway to implement federalism effectively in the country.    
Earlier, the publicity sub-committee under the main organizing committee had already urged all the private, community and government media to disseminate and publicize the Constitution Day.    
Secretary at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and coordinator of the publicity committee, Dr Baikuntha Aryal, shared that decision was made on September 8 to appeal all the Nepali citizens to keep the national flag in their houses on this very Day.    
Similarly, Nepal Telecommunications has been sending SMS and congratulatory messages to its subscribers on the occasion of the constitution Day. Display boards will flash congratulatory message on the Day.    
Furthermore, awareness drive, discourses and discussion are being organized on this occasion. Special features on the Constitution Day have been published in the print media and electronic media and special programmes being broadcast and telecast the on this occasion.    
Likewise, state-owned media such as Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), Nepal Television, Radio Nepal and Gorkhapatra Sansthan have been disseminating special articles, stories, news and commentaries on various dimensions of the constitution. The national charter has 35 Parts, 308 Articles and 9 Schedules.    
Likewise, the efforts were coordinated among the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and other sub-metropolis as well as local levels to keep display board in and out of the Kathmandu Valley.    
The Nepal Television and Radio Nepal do livecasting of the formal celebration of the Constitution Day to be held at the Army Pavilion at Tundikhel in Kathmandu.

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