Click here for a report in Nepali and photos of the second Loktantra day party hosted by the Prime Minister.
From UWB archive: April Revolution
For the record: The second anniversary of the historic Loktantra Day was observed throughout the country today to commemorate the victory of Nepali people over the direct rule of King Gyanendra. Exactly two years back on this very day (Nepali month Baishakh 11), democracy was restored following a nationwide mass uprising popularly known as April movement for the reinstatement of parliament dissolved by the King.
Prime Minister and chairman of the Loktantra Day- 2065 Main Organizing Committee Girija Prasad Koirala has said that no one can now snatch away the Nepalese people’s rights achieved from the people’s movement. In a message given at a special function organized at Tundikhel on the occasion of the Loktantra (democracy) Day, Koirala said Nepal has entered into a new era of loktantrik system, and we should transform the nation into a peaceful and prosperous country by establishing new thinking, new culture and new traditions on this historic day.
The sacrificial movement of Baisakh 11 restored the parliament on this very day in 2063 BS by defeating the autocracy and Nepali people achieved all rights, he said and added, “This is a glorious day of the people in the history of Nepal”.
The historical constituent assembly election has been already completed, he said while offering tribute to the brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, Ram Chandra Poudel read out the PM’s message at the function, although PM Koirala was himself present.