16 Feb

The two-day Nepal Festival, organized jointly by the Nepal Embassy Japan and NRNA Japan, has been completed grandly. The Nepal Festival, held at Sikinomori Park in Nakano, Tokyo, was completed with various programs, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and diversity of Nepal.

According to the organizers, the festival held on July 30th and 31st, Sunday, has the support and cooperation of the Nepal government, Japanese government at various levels, and various organizations. Kirat Rai Yaokkha Japan also played an active role in it. In the recently concluded festival, Kirat Rai Yaokkha and other ethnic single organizations gave their dances and many other performances.

Ganesh Timalsina, Speaker of the National Assembly of Nepal, was present at the opening session of the festival. Apart from this, Japanese Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs' joint secretary-level staff, and the mayor of Nakano city, the venue of the festival, also announced their participation.

During the two-day Nepal Festival, Nepal's tourism promotion, original art and culture promotion, along with the cultural features of different castes, tableaux, bajaghaja, dance, costumes, and food dishes, were also displayed. Nepalese food stalls of nearly two dozen businesses were also kept. On both days of the festival, dental check-up and women's special camp were also conducted under the free health counseling camp.

Amidst the heat of 34/35 degrees and the increasing risk of Covid infection, there was a packed and enthusiastic participation. It is estimated that around 100,000 Nepali spectators, including foreigners, observers, volunteers, and organizers, watched the two-day Nepal Festival.

Nepali people from the western cities of Okinawa and Hokkaido also participated in the festival, along with Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and surrounding prefectures. Dozens of foreign nationals from Japanese, British, American, Indian, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Chinese, African, and European countries living in Japan also observed the Nepal Festival.

On the second day of the festival, the winners of the Japanese language (speech contest) organized by IHNO and the Nepal Students Association (Nesaz) were felicitated by giving prizes and medals to the winners of the speech contest.

Shivprasad Paudel, president of NRNA Japan, has said that all the details regarding the activities and finances of the festival project will be made public in a transparent manner soon. Also, President Poudel expressed his gratitude to all those who supported and supported the festival in all forms, including physical and financial.

According to the organizers, the two-day festival was successful from all points of view, including cultural identity, tourism promotion, stall management, systematic participation, and waste disposal.

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