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Gandaki CM Gurung praises Newari culture
Chief Minister of Gandaki State, Prithvi Subba Gurung said Nepal's diverse ethnic and cultural identities remain as its invaluable property. Inaugurating Newari cultural dance competition organized on Friday at Mahendrapul, the chief minister said nation's unique cultural characteristics related to various caste and communities living here for centuries were properties with of incalculable value.
The protection of culture would keep nation and people's history, identity and a way of living alive, he said, adding that it is responsibility of one and all to protect the cultural values of the country.
The culture of Newar community is rich in terms of several aspects as it is composed of several distinct festivals, attire, fair, and skills, according to the chief minister. He expressed his hope that varied cultural expressions would help maintain social goodwill, promoting national unity amidst diversities.
Vice chair of Nepal Khala Kaski, the event organizer, and culture expert Tirtha Shrestha described the Ranjana Script which is used in the Newari language as the culture of Nepal, seeking its well protection. He added that a role of stakeholders concerned was vital to keep the Script protected.