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Establishment of CPN completes 75 years today



Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda (right) and Chairman of CPN UML KP Sharma Oli. (file photo)

Kathmandu, April 22: The establishment of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has completed 75 years today.

The CPN was established on the initiative of some Nepali youths to protest the Rana regime and liberate the people.

The momentum for the publicity of a communist ideology gained momentum in Nepal after Pushpalal Shrestha translated the ‘Communist Manifesto’ into Nepali language in 2005 BS.

Shrestha was the founder general secretary of the CPN that was incepted with a goal to establish socialism. Among other founders were Niranjan Govinda Baidya, Narabahadur Karmacharya, Narayanbilash Joshi and Moti Devi Shrestha.

The community party has passed through several divisions and unities in its history of seven and a half decades.

Communist and left parties are still running in different streams and groups. The CPN (UML), a major communist party of the country, is organizing a special function at Godavari in Lalitpur today to mark the 75th anniversary of the party’s establishment.

The recently-held council meeting of the UML has decided to honour former President Bidya Devi Bhandari with ‘Ganatrantra Gaurav (Republic Glory)’ on the occasion, informed party’s publicity department chief Rajendra Gautam.

The UML is presenting the honour in recognition to the struggle, honesty and sacrifice of seniors to end autocracy and subsequently establish republican system in the country, Gautam shared.

UML’s national council members, office-bearers and members of the district committees from the Kathmandu Valley, office-bearers and members of the secretariat of all the municipalities, office-bearers of all the wards, all the people’s representatives (members of the House of Representatives and National Assembly, province assembly members, chairs and vice chairs of the local level governments, and members of all the people’s organizations, and the currently unorganized but old and prestigious of the party) will be present on the occasion, informed UML central office secretary Dr Bhishma Adhikari.