President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, newly elected Prime Minister K.P Oli, and Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun witnessed the trademark Democracy day parade by soldiers and civilians, and prayed for a hope of peace and progress for the nation at the Nepal Army Pavilion.
Oli addressed the nation emphasizing the need for new policy reforms to expedite the development process in the country. While President Bhandari wished for good governance and economic prosperity.
A squad of Nepal army offered a gun salute to the head of the state as helicopters hovering above the ground showered flowers below.
The day is marked in the celebration of end of iron-fisted reign of Rana dynasty in 1951 and was replaced by the monarch rule of King Tribhuvan after a revolution by the commoners. King Tribhuvan’s reign is said to have set Nepal on the course of complete democracy gradually.