Constitution Day Today:

2017-09-19

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended his best wishes to all Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the Constitution Day today.  On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba wished that the Day would inspire all of us to move ahead to the path of national unity and prosperity being conscious to the rights and responsibilities. In a message of best wishes delivered today, he noted that the Constitution of Nepal is the best across the globe from the perspective of democratic values, inclusion and civil liberties. 

The Constitution has possessed the salient features of federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, periodic elections, human rights, participatory political system, independent judiciary, respect to UN charters and orientation to socialism, the PM noted. In the message, he further stressed the need to gradually enable the democratic institutions envisioned by the Constitution for its successful implementation. 

The Prime Minister added that the country would usher into a new era of political stability and economic development following the accomplishment of all three tiers of local, provincial and federal elections.  The Constitution is a live and dynamic political document, he said, adding it requires good political culture, civic education and well governance to make the national charter live.  PM Deuba went on noting that the country could reach to the important destination as envisaged by the Constitution only when the poverty, inequality, illiteracy and conflicts prevailing in the society are adequately addressed.  He also called for support from all sides to put concerted efforts to achieve the constitutional objectives for the greater good the country. 

President Bhandari, Vice President Pun extend best wishes on Constitution Day 

Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to the Nepali living in and outside the country for their peace, progress and prosperity.  In the message of best wishes on the occasion of the Constitution Day, Tuesday, the President wished for peace, progress, prosperity, national unity, integrity and mutual harmony among the Nepali.  The new constitution obtained by the people after a long struggle through different movements has ensured rights of all people by guaranteeing federalism, republic, secularism, inclusion and proportional representation.  The message further reads that the elections to be completed after the promulgation of the constitution are on underway and we people are joining hands to hold federal and provincial elections to complete the course. The President has further stated that these elections would set up further structures to strengthen and reform the constitutional and legal mechanisms. She further has expected that the constitution day has ensured building the base for democratic republic, prosperous, peaceful and beautiful nation. 

Stating that the federal democratic republican constitution has envisioned the goal of building socialism-oriented economy based on social justice, President Bhandari has stressed on modernization of agriculture, tourism development, environmental conservation, infrastructure development, establishment of modern industries and employment promotion.  Likewise, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has termed the constitution promulgation day a golden one, which institutionalized the achievements of People's Movement, armed struggles, People's War and historical People's Movement of 2062/062 BS and has expressed greetings to all Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad. 

In a message today, Vice President Pun stated that the major part of constitution's implementation i.e elections to the local levels was held and the dates for the Province Level and State Assemblies have been announced.  He has also congratulated all the voters of Province No. 2 for using their sovereign franchise in an encouraging manner ahead of the Constitution Day as a celebration by taking part in the polls.  The Vice President has also urged the citizens to use their sovereign franchise in an encouraging manner in the upcoming Province Level and State Assemblies polls like that of the local polls.  In his message, Vice President Pun has expressed his confidence that the country would move ahead in the path of economic prosperity by fully ending the political transition with the full implementation of the constitution.

Constitution has shown path for country's prosperity: UML Chair KP Sharma Oli

CPN (UML) Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all Nepalis in and out of the country on the occasion of Constitution Day.  Issuing best wishes message, Chairman Oli said that the constitution promulgated ensuring the peace and stability in the country has clearly shown the path for the prosperity of the country.  He said that enthusiastic participation of people in local-level election is significant achievement, reads the message. 

Chair Oli urged all to move ahead focusing to hold the elections of House of Representatives and State Assemblies in free and fearless manner.

Chinese President, Premier message- Constitution Day

Xi Jinping, President and Li Keqiang, Premier of China have sent separate messages of congratulations and best wishes to the President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, on the occasion of the Constitution Day of Nepal, Tuesday.  In their congratulatory messages, the President and Premier of China attached great importance to the development of Nepal-China relations and its continuous development through deepening cooperation in various fields between the two countries. 

India, Maldives extend greetings on Constitution Day

Neighbouring countries India and others have extended cordial felicitations to Nepali leaders and citizens by sending messages on the occasion of Constitution Day.  Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have sent messages to Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba respectively. .  In his message to the President, the President of India has stated that India-Nepal bilateral relationship is unique, time tested and multifaceted, which is steeped in our strong cultural ties and civilizational bonds.  He has further mentioned that bilateral partnership is expanding to new and diverse fields for our mutual benefit. "India remains committed to working together with the people and the Government of Nepal in advancing its close and friendly ties and for the well-being of the people of our two countries", reads the message.  Likewise, in his message to the Prime Minister Deuba, the Prime Minister of India has stated that India and Nepal have long-standing ties of friendship, underpinned by strong people to people connections. Prime Minister Modi has expressed confidence that the bilateral ties, based on the foundation of deep-rooted historical and cultural contacts, will continue to expand in diverse sectors and the close development cooperation will bring socio-economic transformation of the lives of the two peoples.  Similarly, President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have received separate messages of felicitations from President of the Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on the same occasion. In his messages, the Maldivian President has stated that the cordial relations between the Maldives and Nepal will go from strength to strength for the mutual benefit of the peoples of two countries and the SAARC region.

US President Trump Message-Constitution Day

 On behalf of all Americans, US President Donald Trump has extended his best wishes to entire Nepali people on the occasion of Nepal's Constitution Day, today.  In a congratulatory message delivered to Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari, the US President said, "This is a great day for your country, and the people of the United States welcome this celebration of your democracy". "Since you last recognized this important day, Nepal has achieved important progress", he said, adding that "You have accelerated earthquake reconstruction and begun to revive the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of your citizens. Your economy has improved remarkably and is poised for future growth". 

Trump further noted that most importantly, Nepal held the first local elections in 20 years – a significant milestone for your democratic government.  "I thank you for your commitment to our shared principles and reiterate our support for Nepal’s continuing progress toward peace and prosperity", reads the message of the US President.