NC observing Reconciliation Day today

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress is observing 48th National Unity and Reconciliation Day across the country today with various programmes.

The NC has been observing this Day on Push 16 every year recalling the day when its founding leader BP Koirala with other leaders returned to Nepal leaving their life in exile about eight years from India.

NC Communication, Information and Publicity Department Chief Min Bahadur Bishwokarma said that the party is marking the National Unity and Reconciliation Day in Kathmandu this year by organising a special programme.

An event has been scheduled at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi at 1 pm this afternoon where top leaders of different political parties, who have contributed to democratic movement and members of the comprehensive peace accord, will attend.

Different leaders including with supreme leader Ganesh Man Singh, leader Shailaja Acharya, Khub Bahadur Khadka, Ram Babu Prasaib and Nilamber Panthi had returned home under leadership of the first elected Prime Minister Koirala on Push 16, 2033 BS from India after leaving their life of exile of around eight years with the policy of reconciliation.

Upon their return, Koirala, Ganesh Man Singh, and other leaders were arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport and imprisoned again at Sundarijal jail.

The Sundarijal jail has now turned into a museum on September 9, 2004.

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