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National Republic Day/Bata sabitri Vrata
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National Republic Day





15th Republic day of Nepal, Ganatantra Diwas, The crimson love
At this juncture of the 15th Republic Day, recently elected representatives from local election are moving forward to craft the republic dream of Nepal.

Nepal as a republic nation, a brief history
Let's start with the meaning of republic and here we are borrowing the definition of the world-famous English university Cambridge according to which a republic is a state system where the elected representatives of the people rule without a king or queen.

Before the advent of the republic in Nepal, to be the head of state, only a person born in the royal family, i.e. the children of the king, could be a royal member who grew up in the royal family. Looking at the change of time, every citizen born in an independent and republican Nepal today is born with the possibility of becoming the future president (head of the nation), based on his freedom, patriotism, and competency.

Today, a new blueprint for a republic has been drawn up in Nepal in the form of seven different provinces and provincial governments, under a federal format.

In the first meeting of the historic Constituent Assembly on 28th May 2008 (Jestha 15 2065BS) Nepal was declared a federal republic by ending a century-long monarchy.

It is being celebrated every year on the 15th of Jeshta with various programs commemorating the historic day of the declaration of the republic state.

In honor of the historic day, Nepal celebrates its 15th Republic Day. Congratulations to all of us Nepalis on entering the 15th year of the Republic of Nepal.

After Prithvi Narayan Shah, the hero of Nepal's unification, since its establishment, Nepal was ruled by a unitary system of governance, this country is taking an early step in its republican path. Let me also clarify that a republic system is not always against the monarchs, in the Nepal republic system also acknowledges the contribution of monarchs and praises the fundaments built by them.

Remember that Nepal is one of the most unique and wonderful countries in the world for its geographical, social, and cultural diversity. In honor of this historic day of Jeshta 15, the government has given a public holiday today and all Nepalis celebrate it as a celebration of respect, achievement, and attainment of a democratic republic.

Now today we want to remember the great martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the establishment of a republic in Nepal. Long live peace to all those Nepali immortal souls who have been martyred in the 10-year armed conflict.

Valuing the dream of Martyrs
The real value of their sacrifice can never be found by spending a few lakhs of rupees on a program and building chowks and chautaras in their name, only by the institutional practice of the republic we can value their contribution. No one can be deceived, those martyrs are watching, they are watching the corruption, ethical bankruptcy in politics, and every single move within and beyond the parliament which hampers or opposes the mandate of people's revolution.

Manure made from bombs, bullets, and shrapnel on the walls of houses during the armed conflict is still there. And there are the same pains in the heart, the series of memories of losing a relative, adopting a disability, and the memories that come before the eyes of a missing family member. Stories of suffering are still running like a republic at the crossroads where rivers of blood have flowed.

When will Nepalis be able to make a living in the country itself? The series of carrying a sleeping Nepali in a closed box, returning as a crippled body must be ended, the end of the foreign migration is demanded by the republic system. Let's also aspire towards creating a self-reliant and economically independent Nepal. When will the rule of law and development rise above the power struggle? Such a million questions remain unanswered.

What programs are organized today?
Today is a day of pride and excitement, so today the Nepal Army blows the victory alarm in the morning. Today, gatherings, programs, and interactions are held in many places across the country, including Tundikhel Kathmandu. In the evening, a candle burning program is also held in memory of the tireless warrior martyrs of the republic.

On the occasion of Republic Day, prabhatpheri (Group morning walk for solidarity), sports, discourses, seminars, and cultural programs are being held in all seven states today. Similarly, various programs will be held at Nepali embassies, diplomatic missions, and consulates abroad and Diwali festivities will also be held in the evening. Let the crimson color express Nepali identity for eternity, may it attain immortal fame. Let the Lophophorus bird fly in all four directions, let the Nepali hat and Mount Everest remain high, and let the rule of law prevail, let the country achieve political, social, and economic stability.
Yes, I am Nepali, I am proud to be Nepali and let this pride remain a force. Hail to Nepal, Hail to my Nepal. Good luck!

Bata Sabitri Vrat


It is customary to take Bat sabitri fast on the no moon day of Jestha month. The relevance of this day resembles the pure and divine love story of Sabitri and Satyavan. This story is based on the love story of Sabitri and Satyavan. Sabitri, the daughter of King Ashwapati, chose Satyavan, the son of Dumatsen, Satyavan, and Dumatsen, his blind father was living in the forest.

Love story of Sabitri and Satyavan
Sabitri, who was in selfless love with Satyavan, gave up all the pleasures of her palace and started living in the forest. Once, Satyavan was injured when he fell on a tree while chopping firewood, later Sabitri realized that her husband was injured till death, and "Yama" the god of death arrived there to take the soul of Satyaban. Expressing the effect of her selfless love, Sabitri sends Yamaraj back and saved her husband from dying because of her dedication and purity of affection towards her husband. Hopefully one day a writer will translate the dialogue between Yamaraj and Sabitri into words. Like Kalidasa's Meghdoot, this work will also be loved till eternity.

The parable of selfless love of this Sabitri is remembered as Bat Sabitri Vrata every year on the first day of the month. It is customary for married women to fast these days and for men to thank their wives for their affection.

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