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ब्लग - साहित्य / चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष सामग्रीहरू

National constitution Day of Nepal


For the first time in the history of the country, the 65-years of aspiration of the people to make a constitution through the elected representatives of the people has come true. This was on the 2072 BS Asoj 3, Nepal's first President Ram Baran Yadav signed and approved the "Constitution of Nepal 2072". Today is the Asoj 3rd, the national constitution day of Nepal, the day to commemorate the promulgation of the Nepali constitution. The Constitution of Nepal 2072 brought by the contribution, sacrifice, penance, and sweat of thousands of Nepali has proved to be truly fruitful and auspicious. By the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nepal 2072 BS, Nepal has moved forward on the path of law and republican rule. According to the draft constitution signed by eight parties including the Maoists, the full constitution has been issued replacing the interim constitution issued on Magh 1st, 2063 BS.

Efforts in developing the constitution
After the first Constituent Assembly failed to give a successful draft of the constitution within the stipulated time, the election of the second Constituent Assembly and its consequent effect played a big role in the proclamation of the Constitution of Nepal 2072 BS. Restructuring the state into a federal republic of Nepal, the constitution has transformed the total of seven provinces and the previous constitutional monarchy into a republic and the unitary state structure into federalism. This constitution, which has made it easy for them to get citizenship with the desired gender identity, has given continuity to the abolition of the death penalty like the constitution of 2047 BS. Providing equal rights to daughters in patrimonial property like sons, this constitution is firmly in favor of gender empowerment in all respects and defines Nepal as a secular nation.

Nepal's sovereignty and independence is an example and a matter of pride for the world. Nepali soil and Nepalis have no history of being colonized or under foreign rule by any country till now. After the unification of the nation-builder Prithvi Narayan Shah, the entire territory of the baisey and chaubisey rajyas is a sovereign and independent country. According to the provisions and essence of the constitution, no Nepali today has to tolerate discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, caste, class, color, identity, language, or any other basis. Now the power has been delegated to the provincial and local governments for further development and prosperity.

Highlights of Constitution
Federal Republic of Nepal's Constitution 2072 ending all forms of discrimination and oppression created by feudal, autocratic, centralized, and unitary state system; Preserving and promoting unity, socio-cultural solidarity, tolerance, and harmony among diversity by assimilating multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-cultural and geographically diverse characteristics; Resolving to build an egalitarian society based on the principles of proportional, inclusive and participatory to ensure economic equality, prosperity and social justice by ending class, ethnic, regional, linguistic, religious, gender discrimination and all forms of ethnic untouchability.

Despite a number of unusual circumstances, the constitution was announced by a majority of 90 percent of the CA members, setting a rare record in world history.

Constitution day 2080 B.S
The Federal Affairs Division of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has issued a correspondence citing the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on 17th Bhadra 2080 B.S. regarding the celebration of the Constitution Day. In addition, the Department of Information and Broadcasting under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has issued an appeal to celebrate Constitution Day as a national day for three days.

The meeting decided to celebrate Constitution Day with various programs on Asoj 1 2, 3 and 4. As part of the program, there will be a special dialogue, public awareness program, publication of Constitution Day special issue, interaction, Diwali and other programs on Asoj 2 and 3 too.

In addition to this, it is said that the memory of former Speaker Subas Nembang, who passed away this year, and his contribution to the institutional practice of the Constitution will also be specially appreciated.

To date, most of the advanced nations on the world map have not reached a consensus on constitutional arguments at once. Disagreement with the constitution is normal and disagreement is a better chance to be refined. May this constitution also address the issues of the dissenting citizens and commence a new wave of development and brotherhood may spread among all Nepali.

May this constitution bring more pride of being Nepali to the Nepali people. Let there be a mechanism to bring a wave of opportunity and prosperity to this land. We can accommodate everyone under the red and blue umbrella of overall Nepali identity more than the identity of any political party or community. Let there be rule of law, let there be law and justice.
Let everyone have the same voice
I love Nepal

Suyog Dhakal

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