The Constitution Day- Ashoj 3- is being observed by organizing various programs 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, 2072 BS.
The 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 the second people's movement, peace accord, and the peace process.
The peace accord was signed earlier between the seven political parties and then rebellion CPN (Maoist).
Importantly, it has formally institutionalised the new system of a federal democratic republic with the abolition of the unitary system and monarchy. There are currently seven provinces, 753 local levels, and a federal government as per the new system which is said to deliver public service at the citizen's doorstep.
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 Constitution Day. A special function is being organized at Army Pavilion at Tundikhel this morning.
The constitution promulgated by the citizen of 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.
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.
Likewise, the efforts were coordinated among the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and other sub-metropolis as well as local levels to keep the display boards in and out of the Kathmandu Valley.
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