Visit Bharatpur Year 2024: Indigenous Cultural fair to be held

Muglin (Chitwan), March 3: On the occasion of Visit Bharatpur Year-2024, the District Coordination Council of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), Chitwan is going to organize ‘Indigenous Cultural and Business Festival-2080’ at the banks of Narayani river.

The festival is scheduled from March 22 to 31, said President of NEFIN, Chitwan, Mahendra Dura.

He said that the festival aims to inform people about the culture and ethnic identity of the indigenous community.

There will be more than 200 commercial exhibition halls at the festival on the banks of the Narayani river. Some 200,000 people are expected to attend the festival.

A total of 17 indigenous communities live in Chitwan including Tharu, Chepang, Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Kumal, Darai, Dura, Thakali, Hyolmo, Rai, Limbu, Bhujel. All the ethnic groups will display their costumes and culture.

Dura also said that the festival is expected to help in the marketing of the various products produced in the district.

Promotion and sale of local products including agricultural, herbal and mineral products will be carried out during the event.

Bharatpur Municipal Corporation is the patron of this festival which is going to be held on the occasion Visit Bharatpur Year 2024.