Public holiday on the day of his funeral
Kathmandu, Sept. 12
The government has decided to give a state honour to the former Chairman of the Constituent Assembly and Vice-chairman of CPN-UML, Subash Chandra Nemwang.
The government has also decided to give a public holiday on the day of his funeral. An emergency cabinet meeting held on Tuesday decided to perform the late rites of the leader Nemwang with the state honour, according to Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma after the Cabinet meeting.
Nemwang, who was also the Vice-chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML, passed away this morning.
The government spokesperson Sharma said that appreciating the role played by Nemwang during the constitution-making process, the funeral will be held with state honours and a public holiday will be given on the day of the funeral across the country.
According to Minister Sharma, the government has also decided to fly the national flag at half-mast in mourning.
Since Nemwang’s sons are abroad, the funeral will be held only after their return. His funeral is scheduled to be held on September 14.