Kathmandu, 13 November, 2017 : President Bidya Devi Bhandari has decorated for former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav with the 'Jana Aandolan Swarna Padaka 2074' and honoured him on the occasion of the 103rd birth anniversary of the late Ganesh Man Singh, the commander of the Jana Aandolan or People's Movement.
Dr Yadav, the first President of Nepal, was honored and decorated by the Ganesh Man Singh and the People's Movement Martyrs Peace Foundation amidst a function in Kathmandu.
The former President has been honored in recognition of the contributions he made in various stages of the peace process, for playing the role of a campaigner fostering unity between the Himal, pahad and Tarai and also for shouldering the historic role of issuing the constitution of the federal republic of Nepal, according to the Foundation.
Addressing the function, President Bhandari appealed to all the people to take part in the impending House of Representatives and State Assembly elections as a political celebration, the same way they enthusiastically participated in the recently-concluded local level elections.
Former President Yadav stressed on the need of taking the country forward towards the path of economic prosperity through the full implementation of the federal democratic constitution of Nepal which is accepted by all.