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Celebrating Ganatantra Diwas and World Menstruation Hygiene Day | May 28, 2024

Yesterday, May 28, 2024, marked two significant events: Ganatantra Diwas and World Menstruation Hygiene Day. Both observances highlight crucial aspects of human rights and social progress.

Ganatantra Diwas, or Republic Day, is celebrated in Nepal to commemorate the historic transition to a federal democratic republic. This day honors the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a democratic government. The celebrations across Nepal included parades, cultural programs, and speeches emphasizing the importance of democracy, freedom, and unity. The President and Prime Minister delivered messages of hope and progress, reaffirming the nation's commitment to democratic principles and inclusive development.

World Menstruation Hygiene Day is observed globally to break the silence around menstruation and promote good menstrual health and hygiene. This year’s theme focused on making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030. The day served as a reminder of the need for accessible menstrual hygiene products and education, especially in rural and marginalized areas.

Both Ganatantra Diwas and World Menstruation Hygiene Day underscore the importance of human rights and the ongoing efforts to build a just and equitable society. As Nepal celebrates its democratic achievements, it also joins the global movement to ensure menstrual health and hygiene for all, reflecting the interconnectedness of health, dignity, and rights.