Prime Minister Oil's calls for increased participation in Constitution Day celebration

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Kathmandu– Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on one and all to celebrate the Constitution and National Day with a great enthusiasm and much fanfare.

"The constitution had come as an achievement of a large sacrifice and struggle and the Day itself stands for its significance, gravity, distinctness and comprehensiveness," he said.

The Head of the Government urged all to prepare for the celebration of the Day in such a way so that it could be taken to people's level widely. In his address to a meeting of the Constitution Day and National Day Main Celebration Committee in the Ministry of Home Affairs today, the Prime Minister sought the participation of people from all walks of life ranging from business community to teachers to every household and Nepali citizen in the celebrations.

"The Constitution Day marks the occasion when the rights of Nepali citizen were enshrined, setting off a journey towards opportunities, dignity, security, prosperity and happiness," the Prime Minister said, recalling the Day as the festival of determination, commitment and resolution.

The meeting held under the chair of Prime Minister Oli has decided to celebrate the Day in a grand manner for three consecutive days starting from September 19. Formal preparations for the same will start from September 13.

The Committee has decided to ban the use of flags except those made of paper and cloth during the celebration. The constitution has adopted the federal republic system and it is a result of people's greater sacrifice, struggle, dedication and achievements of different times, according to the Prime Minister who said the country's main law has addressed the people's expressions, and mandates.

"The constitution as a document of common understanding has incorporated the spirit of greater national interests and national aspirations."

Describing the constitution as the compilation of achievements which had been possible through struggle and sacrifices over the course of time, he said, " It is the reflection of present and offers a future course of action. It has the stories of sorrows, tears and sacrifice in the past, complexities and necessities of the present and offers a guideline for a future destination."

Despite being a document of consensus, it has secured our history and glorious tradition by omitting unscientific aspects practiced in the name of tradition, he narrated, calling upon one and all to celebrate the Day by heart.

Terming the Constitution Day to be the common festival all the Nepalis both home and abroad, Prime Minister Oli said, "This festival is not for a particular region and side. It is for the whole nation. It is imperative for the local, provincial and federal government to observe this festival in a grand manner."

Suggesting that the Day should be celebrated as a Flag Hoisting Day, Oli urged on and all to celebrate the day with flags all over. He also appealed all to hoist a flag in everyone's houses on that day and don a dress will proudly display the picture of our national flag in place of our heart. According to him, the flag speaks for national unity and patriotism.

He expressed his confidence that on that day all the civil servants in the administrative enclave-Singha Durbar- would participate in the rally unflattering flags in their hands. He also urged the administration in all the government offices to summon the civil servants and engage them in festival.

Warning of the prospect of the anti-social elements trying their luck on that day, Oli told the security officials for maintaining high caution. He also urged the media persons not to spark controversies about the issues relating to the country as we owe a lot to our country and the mother earth. A sub-committee has been formed to observe the Day with fanfare.

The meeting passed the proposal presented by the Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Prem Kumar Rai containing the detailed plan on how to observe the Constitution Day. PM Oli off to Singapore for health heck-up on Thursday During the meeting, Prime Minister Oli appraised of his visit to Singapore on Thursday for his health check-up.

The 68-year-old said, "I am going to Singapore for my regular health check-up and medical treatment. I was taken ill fifteen years ago, despite the illness I am doing fine and will do fine next fifteen years too." Stating that it would take him only few days there in Singapore for treatment, the PMs informed that he would return home before the Constitution Day.

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