CPN to mark People’s War Day
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Feb. 12: The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has decided to mark the 23rd anniversary of the People’s War Day on February 13, recalling the day when the decade long armed rebellion was launched by the then CPN-Maoist against the state in 1996.
According to the source, the meeting of Saturday held between party chairs, K.P Sharma Oli and Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, has decided to mark the day.
To mark the day, CPN Secretary Bishnu Poudel has already issued a circular to all the central, state and district level party committees.
The day will be marked by the central, state and district party committees by paying tributes to the martyrs of people’s war.
According to Krishna Gopal Shrestha, office secretary at CPN central office, Dhumbarahi, the circular has been issued to all seven provinces and 77 districts to mark the day, in their own way, along with condolence programmes.
Shrestha said the senior leaders have not decided what sorts of programmes would be organised by the central committee to mark the day.
According to the source, the condolence programme is scheduled to be held at the party office Dhumbarahi, where Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, party chair Dahal and other senior party leaders would be present.
Following the party unification between CPN-UML and Maoist (Center), the CPN is going to mark the day for the first time.
The rebellion was launched by the then CPN-Maoists on 13 February 1996 with the main aim of overthrowing 240-year old Hindu Shah monarchy and establishing a secular republican regime, which resulted in the loss of 17,000 lives.
The decade-long revolution was ended with the Comprehensive Peace Accord signed on 21st November, 2006.