Kathmandu, Jan 30: President Ramchandra Paudel said respect to martyrs would be realized only when the spirit of the constitution and republic were embraced and initiatives were taken for translating aspirations for sustainable peace, good governance, development and prosperity into action. 

In a message delivered on the occasion of the Martyr Day, 2080, he stressed the need of honestly playing remarkable roles from their sides to materialize the dream of martyrs. 

President Paudel noted that the country has obtained federal democratic republic as a result of the martyrs' devotion. 

The constitution-envisaged federal democratic republic has set a target of dispensing justice to helpless and income to the disadvantaged with political, economic, social, religious and cultural freedoms. 

On the occasion, President Paudel offered homage to four martyrs – Shukraraj Shastri, Dharmabhakta Mathema, Dasharath Chand and Gangalal Shrestha along with all known, unknown martyrs for devoting their lives for citizen freedom, establishment of democracy and safeguarding nationality.   (RSS)