Okhaldhunga, Nov. 6- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ says no power in the world can undermine Nepal’s unity.
Prime Minister Prachanda made this observation while inaugurating the Okhaldhunga Pokali Waterfall Festival here Thursday.
Vowing that he will not make false promises to the people and mislead them, he said the government would remain committed towards the maximum utilisation of the limited means and resources of the state.
The Prime Minister said the government is committed to taking the peace process of the country to a logical conclusion and to writing a new Constitution on time.
Minister for Culture and State Restructuring Gopal Kiranti Rai said the promotion of tourism by way of publicizing the Pokali waterfall would help bring about improvement in the living standards of the people of Okhaldhunga district.
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hisila Yami said the decade-long historic people’s war was fought for bringing the remote places like Pokali on the national development agenda.
The two-day Pokali Waterfall Festival has been organized with the objective of promoting rural tourism in Pokali area.
At the tourism festival, people of the Sunuwar, Tamang, Sherpa, Pariyar, Magar, Gurung and Sarki communities from the district displayed tableaus highlighting their respective costumes, culture and tradition.
The local mothers groups presented the Ratyuli dance and the communities from Ramechhap Gothgaon the Damphu dance.
Locals from Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu were present in the festival. They called on the government to develop the Pokali area into a prime tourism destination.
Constituent Assembly member from Ramechhap Tara Narayan Shrestha, Constituent Assembly member duo from Okhaldhunga district Keshav Rai and Balkrishna Dhungel, former vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission Dr. Shankar Sharma and leaders of different political parties underlined the need for the government to take appropriate measures for the development of Okhaldhunga district.
Stalls selling various food items and handicraft were kept in the festival.