Jun 17, 2024

16th Durbar Marg Festival on April 15

16th Durbar Marg Festival on April 15

KATHMANDU:The 16th Durbarmarg Street Festival will be held in collaboration with Ncell Axiata.

On the occasion of Nepali New Year 2080, the 'Ncell Presents Purple Saturday: 16th Durbar Marg Street Festival' will be held in Kathmandu on the April 15 (Baisakh 2).

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI), Durbar Marg Development Board, and Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) announced on Friday that the festival will be held under the federation's special cooperation and main sponsorship with Ncell.

The festival's theme this year is "Nepalese production is our pride; our job is to preserve civilization and culture."

According to the organizers, this festival will help to boost the morale of micro, domestic, small, and medium-sized businesses, as well as the tourism industry. The festival's main goal, according to the organizing team, is to promote domestic tourism and support the country's tourism development, as well as to promote Nepali products, dishes, and culture.

This festival will also aid in the promotion and preservation of culture within Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Furthermore, the festival will be officially launched on Saturday, April 15th at 11:30 a.m. with a performance reflecting Kathmandu Valley culture.

On that day, the festival will run until 8:30 p.m., with various entertainment performances and fun activities, as well as songs and music.

This festival will also feature performances by well-known singers, artists, and musical groups. Deepak Bajracharya and Rhythm Band, Kutumb, Pahelo Battimuni, Trishala Gurung, Rohit Shakya, Synchronous, Lahure, and The Elements, among others, are set to perform.

Handicraft items made by physically disabled entrepreneurs, as well as products made by handicraft entrepreneurs, including women entrepreneurs, will be on display at the festival.

The festival will also feature stalls selling Nepalese cuisine and a special display/presentation of indigenous products. There will reportedly be a separate kids zone for children.

The festival is expected to have more than 50 such stalls, and organizers anticipate that over one lakh people will attend.

Similarly, there will be an online gaming competition for video game enthusiasts at the festival. The festival will take place from Mahendra Shalik in the south of Durbarmarg to the gate of the Narayanhiti Museum in the north.

The festival is patronized by Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Ncell is the main sponsor, Carlsberg is a co-sponsor, Dabur Nepal is the beverage partner, Nepal Tourism Board is a partner organization, and Kun Nepal, Nd's Ice-Cream, and KFC are among others.

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