Nepal's 21st Democracy Day was celebrated throughout the mountainous kingdom on Friday (February 19). In?
GV car with motorcycle outriders arrives at public stadium, Katmandu
MV King Mahendra out of car and greeted
SV Soldier in ceremonial uniform
MV King receiving bouquets from officials
GV & SV Officials and diplomats seated in stadium, including Chinese (2 shots)
MV King standing at place of honour in stadium as opening ceremony begins with balloons being released (3 shots)
GV Band marching past
SV & GV Ghurkas
MV PAN..Another Ghurkas regiment passes
MV & BV Schoolchildren march past (2 shots)
MV & SV Folkdancers parade past (4 shots)
GV Folkdancers with long poles
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Background: Nepal's 21st Democracy Day was celebrated throughout the mountainous kingdom on Friday (February 19). In the capital, Katmandu, King Mahendra reviewed a two-mile long parade and called on the people to lay a firm foundation for economic and industrial development during the next decade.