Nepal | August 04, 2020

26th Madan-Ashrit Memorial Day marked today

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KATHMANDU: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) today observed the 26th Madan-Ashrit Memorial Day at Madan Nagar, Balkhu in the capital city. Today marks the day when late communist leaders Madan Bhandari and Jibaraj Ashrit lost their lives in a jeep accident 26 years ago.

Today also marks the first anniversary of party unification between the then CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre.

Prime Minister and Chair of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli, former Prime Minister and party Co-Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal along with other leaders attend a programme organised to mark the 26th Madan-Ashrit Memorial Day, also the 1st anniversary of party unification between the then CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Centre, at Madan Nagar, Balkhu, in Kathmandu, on Friday, May 17, 2019. Photo: RSS

The programme was chaired by Prime Minister and NCP (NCP) Chair KP Sharma Oli along with former Prime Minister and party Co-Chair Puspa Kamal Dahal, wherein they addressed the members of the audience.

Bhandari and Ashrit lost their lives on May 16, 1993 (Jestha 3, 2050) in a fatal jeep accident at Dasdhunga in Chitwan district.

In memory of the late leaders and to honour them, the then CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre had announced their unification to become NCP (NCP), on this day, last year.

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