Far Western Festival kicks off in Dhangadi
Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai on Friday inaugurated the ‘Far Western Festival’ that will feature various aspects of Far Western will continue for 10 days here featuring various programs. At the inaugural program, various pageantry and dances highlighting the folk culture of the far west were presented. The festival organized by Kailali Chamber of Commerce and Industry will run until December 17.
The festival showcases various products and handicraft items of the region through 300 business stalls. Some 600,000 visitors are expected to observe the fair leading to an estimated trade worth Rs. 150 million, claim the organizers.
Speaking at an inauguration program, Prime Minister Bhattarai expressed the confidence that the festival would help highlight the abundant possibilities of fishery, hydropower, bee-keeping, herbs storage and tourism in the region, and added that the Government was eager to work together with the business and trade sector for the development of the far western region.
Kailali Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Karna Kunwar also handed over on behalf of the region 18-point demands to the Prime Minister. He complained of ignorance on part of the State for the development of the region, despite its abundant possibilities for development.
According to the organizer, the festival would give focus on the promotion of local language, culture and entrepreneurship’.
The organizing body has expected to make total transaction worth Rs 150 million.