NC Supreme Commander Ganeshman Singh (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The 24th memorial day of Ganeshman Singh, the supreme commander of the 1990 people’s movement for the restoration of democracy, is being celebrated today by organizing a variety of programs.
A shining example of sacrifice and courage in Nepali politics, Singh was born on Kartik 24, 1972 BS in Chaksibari, Kshetrapati, Kathmandu and passed away on Asoj 2, 2054 BS.
Singh became a member of the People’s Council, Nepal’s first political party founded in 1997 BS, and became active in the campaign to overthrow the Rana regime. After the Rana campaign, the then government imprisoned him and others. After escaping from prison and reaching India, he developed political relations with another leader, BP Koirala.
Along with some allies, he has played a significant role in giving lifelong leadership to the Nepali National Congress, which was established in 2003 BS. As one of the leaders of the 2007 BS revolution for the establishment of democracy, he waged an armed struggle in the Birgunj Front. Dedicated to the restoration of democracy in the country, Singh remained a BP follower and biggest supporter.
He was always active in popularizing the Nepali Congress. Ganeshman, who was a senior minister in the government formed after the first election in 2015 BS, spent eight consecutive years in prisons in Singha Durbar and Sundarijal after the coup in 2017 BS. After his release from Sundarijal prison along with BP Koirala in 2025 BS, he expanded his political organization in exile.
He returned to Nepal in 2033 BS with the policy of national unity and reconciliation and remained active against the then Panchayat system. After BP’s death, he led the Satyagraha movement of 2042 BS as the supreme leader of the Nepali Congress. The most important contribution of Singh, a popular leader who devoted himself to politics since 1997 BS, was in 2046 BS.
Singh, who declared a movement against the Panchayat along with the Communists for the people’s movement, became the supreme commander of the movement and became everyone’s favorite. On the occasion of the 24th Memorial Day of Leader Singh, various programs are being organized by the Nepali Congress and its well-wishers today. The Congress has stated that the program will be organized by fulfilling the health safety standards as the risk of corona virus continues to exist.