Martyrs Week Kicks Off

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Martyrs Week celebrations have been kicked off from today in memory of those martyrs who died during various political movements in the country.

In this connection, a programme was held at the memorial to Sukraraj Shashtri at Pachali of Teku in Kathmandu where Shastri was executed by hanging from a tree during the then Rana regime for his fight for democracy.

Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Sunita Dangol offered a garland and laid wreaths on the statue of Shashtri on the occasion.

Dangol said that Shastri, who was interested in literature along with political movement, had made unforgettable contributions for liberty of people.

Recalling many people had sacrificed their lives for political freedom from the Rana autocracy, she said many people attained martyrdom in political movements while striving for democracy.

Martyrs' Day is observed on the 16th of Magh every year in Nepal in commemoration of martyrs Shukraraj Shastri, Dharma Bhakta Mathema, Dashrath Chand and Ganga Lal Shestha who were executed by the Rana rulers on different dates in the month of Magh in 1997 BS for rebelling against the autocratic Rana oligarchy.

Various programmes including memorial assemblies are organized weeklong to pay tributes to the freedom fighters.

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