Nepal is celebrating its 7th Federal Republic Day on May 28, 2014, which commemorates the historic first meeting of the Constituent Assembly that endorsed a proposal to amend the interim constitution implementing the declaration of Nepal as a Federal Democratic Republic.
The monarchy ruled Nepal for 240 years until it was overthrown and replaced by Constituent Assembly. As a republic, Nepal is in its early stages, and the 7th Republic Day will be celebrated with cultural performances, civic parades and military participation in Kathmandu.
President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has said that the country is yet to adopt a reliable way towards prosperity due to the failure to institutionalize the political changes and achievements of the 2006 people’s movement.
In a message on the occasion of the 6th Republic Day, Dr. Yadav has said the only task to be done at the moment to ensure the Nepali people’s bright future is to hold CA elections in a free and fair atmosphere and draft a democratic/republican constitution from the CA.
On the same occasion, President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has presented different decorations, titles, and medals on the occasion of the Republic Day to 189 different personalities for their contribution in different sectors.
According to Under Secretary of the Office of the President Surya Prasad Aryal, six persons have been honored with the Manpadavi Sukrtimaya Rastradeep, 60 with Suprabal Janasewashree, and 74 with the Prabal Janasewashree.
Likewise, Alankar Nepal Pratav Subhushan has been awarded to six persons, while Nepal Pratap Abhushan and Samajsewa Ratna to two each. Furthermore, Mahapaurakh Bhaskar has been given to one and Nepal Pratap Bhushan to two persons.