KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Dailekh Tourism Festival, under the banner ‘National Agriculture, Industry and Domestic trade Fair 2073′ is kicking off from Falgun 12 to 22, 2073 (Feb 23 to March 5).
The Festival, organized in joint cooperation of Reporters’ Club Dailekh, Community Radio Dhruba Tara, Dailekh, Dhamaka National Daily, Dailekh and Sajha Pratibimba Weekly, will showcase handicrafts, agricultural and other goods produced in Dailekh and other districts in 140 stalls.
The Festival will main feature programs and events such as inauguration of writing of history of Dailekh, observation tour of natural beauty and religious places of Dailekh, entertainment shows and cultural dances such as Hudke, Dholki, Mayur, Maruni, Sorathi, Khyali, Taktuke and so on others, informed the organizers during a press conference organized at the Reporters’ Club Nepal, Bhrikutimandap today.
Prof. Dr. Madhu Sudan Giri, speaking during the program spotlighted the objectives of the Fair.
The Festival is organized with an aim to promote tourism and enhance historical importance in Dailekh district. The Fest will also advertise the goods produced in Dailekh and other districts for promoting National agriculture, industry and domestic trades.
The preparation of the Fair is almost complete, said the coordinator of the Festival, Bishnu Sharma.
House Member Amar Bahadur Thapa, speaking during the program complained the government to have neglected Dailekh district and said, “Dailekh district is listed as the third richest district in culture and natural resources after Kathmandu and Lumbini. I believe this Festival will help publicize the richness of Dailekh across Nepal and promote religious and cultural tourism.”
Historian Prof. Dr. Raja Ram Subedi highlighted the history of Dailekh district and further expressed his confidence that the Fest will help bring the forgotten history of Dailekh into light.
Reporters’ Club Nepal’s President, and Chairperson of the program Rishi Dhamala extended best wishes to the organizers and added, “Reporters’ Club Nepal itself being one of the organizer, I give my word I will help promote and publicize the Fest through news media.”
He furthered, “I guarantee Dailekh Festival will be a success and will prove milestone in bringing positive changes in the people of Dailekh district.”