People pay tributes to Prithvi Narayan on Prithvi Jayanti

KATHMANDU: People across the nation today are celebrating the 295th Prithvi Jayanti, commemorating the birth of late King Prithvi Narayan Shah, also known as the unifier of modern Nepal.

As a memorial to the Father of the Nation, a rally with placards and banners has been organised in the Capital. The mass has gathered around Shah's statue situated at the main gate of Singha Durbar to offer floral tribute to the late King.

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has announced to host a reception at Bhrikutimandap on the occasion this afternoon.

Even after requests made by people from different walks of life, including senior leaders of major political parties, the government has not declared a public holiday today.

Prithvi Jayanti or the National Unity Day is observed every year on Poush 27 of the Nepali calendar.

"Nepal is a garden of four castes and 36 sub-castes" as propounded by the late King about the diversity of people and culture in the country still stands true in the present time.

He is said to have advocated for inclusive Nepal and respected culture of various communities.