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MNTV Highlights Pako Festa Nepalese Participation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2013


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Nepal was promoted in Pako Festa, Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 24, 2013


23 February 2013 Geelong, Australia: Geelong, the second biggest city of Victoria in Australia, transformed into a multicultural melting pot as thousands flocked to the thirty-first annual Pako Festa. It incorporated an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organizations. The street was lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over hundred thousand people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself.


Because of very nominal Nepalese in Geelong, Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator Mr. Ram Kumar Shrestha requested other Nepalese communities living in other cities to use Pako Festa as opportunity to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. His idea was for Nepal to take advantage of this big gathering from different counties to try to dismiss misinformation of Buddha’s birthplace. Nepalese Association of Victoria President Bom Yonjan, Nepali Sanchar Managing Director Pramod K Soni and Namaste Nepal News Chief Editor Sabin Thapa, and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee were active for necessary input and mobilized community members to participate in the festival to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. Nepalese communities promoted Nepal through flags, banners, Nepali music, dance, Nepali dress and stalls. Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah represented our country with a Kumari dance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal bans former king from goddess ceremony

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 23, 2010


KATHMANDUNepal’s government has stopped the country’s deposed king from attending a traditional ceremony, the first time authorities have prevented the former monarch from taking part in a religious ceremony or making a public appearance.

The former king Gyanendra Shah was scheduled to be blessed by a girl who is revered as Nepal’s living goddess to mark the beginning of a festival season, something he had continued to do even after being dethroned in 2008.

A Home Ministry spokesman, Jayamukunda Khanal, said the decision was made for security reasons, but he refused to elaborate. Soldiers at the king’s residence refused to allow him to leave to attend the ceremony on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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