Nepal is observing Martyrs' Day today. The individuals that sacrificed their lives to usher and restore democracy by means of various movements are being commemorated today.

Magh 16 in the Nepali calendar is marked as the National Martyrs' Day, commemorating the four Martyrs who were executed by the autocratic Rana rulers, and all known and unknown persons who lost their lives in various democratic movements.

In 1997 BS, Shukraj Shastri, Dharmabhakta Mathema, Ganga Lal Shrestha and Dasharath Chand were executed by the Rana regime for their struggle of freedom and democracy.

The Prime Minister, Ministers, people's representatives and high level government officials are scheduled to pay tribute to martyrs at Lainchaur.