Kathmandu, Feb 18: The 58th Nepal National Democracy Day is being observed on Wednesday, Feb 18.
According to Nepalnews, worships and prayers were also performed at various shrines for the eternal peace of the known and unknown martyrs who sacrificed their lives for democracy.
The National Democracy Day is being celebrated to commemorate the day when Nepalis were released from the command of 104-years-long Rana autocracy on February 18, 1951.
Schools, colleges and non-governmental organisations are commemorating the National Democracy Day with various programmes. Public buildings will be illuminated in the evening.
Meanwhile, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Prachanda, Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala, and other leaders issued separate messages to the countrymen calling for combined effort from all sectors to strengthen democracy.
In his message, Prachanda said that the present government is committed to take the peace process to a logical conclusion by drafting a new Constitution with consensus from all parties.
Claiming multi-party system, human rights, press freedom to be the basic values of democracy, he highlighted the need for implementing it in daily life.
He also mentioned that the world is taking interests in the country's peace process.