The Embassy of Nepal organized a special programme in Ottawa today to commemorate the Constitution Day and National Day of Nepal. The event commenced with unfurling of Nepal’s national flag and playing of the national anthems of Nepal and Canada. Welcoming the guests, Ambassador of Nepal to Canada His Excellency Mr. Bhrigu Dhungana read out the messages from the Rt. Hon’ble President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari and the Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Sher Banadur Deuba given on the occasion of the Constitution Day and National Day.
Addressing the programme subsequently, Ambassador Dhungana said that the Constitution of Nepal was endorsed by the overwhelming majority of the popularly-elected Constituent Assembly six years ago and with that Nepal has been moving on the path of development and prosperity. He highlighted the main features of the Constitution such as the competitive parliamentary democracy, inclusion, civil liberties, fundamental rights, human rights, periodic elections, full freedom of the press, and independent, impartial and competent judiciary and concept of the rule of law.
On the occasion, he also shed light on various aspects of Nepal-Canada relations. Mentioning about the excellent bond of friendship existing since the establishment of diplomatic relations in January 1965, he said that the cooperation between the two countries have been further expanding and deepening including through engagements at different levels.
Elaborating on the initiatives being taken by the Embassy under economic diplomacy, the Ambassador also urged the non-resident Nepalis in Canada to further contribute to the development of Nepal through their knowledge, skills, technology and capital.
Mr. Anup Subedi, General Secretary of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Canada, and Mr. Ajoy Bista and Mr. Shaligram Aryal, on behalf of the Nepali community in Ottawa, expressed their best wishes at the event.
The programme, held on the Embassy premises, was attended by office-bearers and representatives of NRNA and other organizations, professionals, students and the members of local community. Ms. Rojina Tamrakar, Counsellor of the Embassy, conducted the programme.
The Embassy premises have been decorated with national flags and the chancery would remain illuminated with colourful lights for three days.
Embassy of Nepal, Ottawa, Canada
19 September 2021