Kathmandu, Jan 30: The Martyrs Day is being observed today by commemorating the role of those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of establishment and restoration of democracy through various democratic movements.
Magh 16 (of Nepali calendar) is marked as Martyrs Day every year. Even the martyrs’ week is observed across the country which concludes today.
Then Kathmandu Municipality began the celebration of the Martyrs Day since 2012BS.
In 1997BS, Shukraj Shastri, Dharmabhakta Mathema, Ganga Lal Shrestha and Dasharath Chand were executed by then autocratic Rana regime for their struggle of freedom and democracy.