Public holidays need to be reviewed: PM Prachanda


Kathmandu, Feb 7: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that public service delivery has been affected due to a large number of government holidays while calling for a review of it.     

Speaking at the meeting of the Democracy Day Main Celebration Committee at the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers today, Prime Minister Prachanda said, "Our official holidays have become too many. This has limited time to serve the people. We have also discussed in the Council of Ministers that this needs to be reviewed.”

The Prime Minister said that since programs of the same nature are being held on Democracy, Loktantra and Republic Day discussion it is also necessary to discuss how to integrate them and ensure that people participate in the National Days.     

Meanwhile, the meeting today decided to celebrate Democracy Day with a variety of programs on February 19. The main ceremony organizing committee has been formed under the coordination of the Prime Minister.     

National Democracy Day is celebrated in commemoration of the historic day when a popular uprising brought an end to the autocratic Rana regime, paving the way for the establishment of democracy in the country on Falgun 7, 2007 B.S. (RSS)   

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