Kathmandu, April 29:

The Nepal Transport Workers’ Association (NTWA) today paid tribute to Suraj Biswas and Pradhyumna Khadka, two transport workers who attained martyrdom for the sake of democracy. A number of transport workers, who were injured while taking part in the people’s movement, were also felicitated on the occasion. Biswas, a taxi driver from Jhapa and member of the Jhapa district committee of the movement, died when security forces fired on him at Chandragadhi on April 19. Khadka died while undergoing treatment at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi this morning.

NTWA central member Satya Devi Timsina, Noornath Panta, Anjan Shrestha, Madhav Gautam, Binod Thapa, Dhirendra Raj Gajurel and Narayan Karki, who were injured in course the movement, were felicitated.

Addressing the function, central committee member of the Nepali Congress Dr Shekhar Koirala said the people should keep on creating pressure on the Members of Parliament for fruition of their aspirations.

The state has yet to address a number of issues and problems, said president of the Nepal Trade Union Congress Laxman Basnet.

Transport workers hope that the democratic government would meet all their demands, NTWA president Ajay Kumar Rai said. He also wished for the speedy recovery of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.