13th Lekhnath Festival kicks off
Lekhnath, Feb 9: The 13th Regional Trade Fair and Lekhnath Festival- 2073 has kicked off at Talchowk in the garden city of seven lakes on Thursday.
During the inauguration of the festival which is being organized by Lekhnath Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), speaking in the formal ceremony Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi stressed on economic prosperity rather than political wrangling in Nepal.
All the 300 stalls of the festival had already been booked; and varieties of goods and services are offered in the festival said, the festival coordinator and LCCI Chairman Laxmi Prasad Tripathi. Some of the aims of the festival are conservation of local culture, focus on local production, development and prosperity. The festival lasts till Feb 19. About 0.3 million visitors have been expected during the festival.
Exhibitions of local oranges, milk items, fishes, honey, coffee, honeybees, vegetables, chickens and bio-diversities are also attractions during the festival. Poet conclave, Children Park, music concert, duet songs, educational activities, Ratyauli competition and cultural show would also be included in the festival that would be opened from 10 am to 7 pm every day.
During the inaugural event, former health minister Khaga Raj Adhikari, lawmaker Yagya Bahadur Thapa, FNCCI senior vice president Kishor Pradhan, FNCCI former president Anand Raj Mulmi, main sponsor Advance Group manager Dipak Ghimire, Pokhara Valley Urban Development Committee president Prakash Mohan Khanal and social worker Januka Parajuli delivered their remarks.