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New Year Nepal Samvat 1140 observed in London
A total of 300 members of Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) London celebrated the turn of the decade as Nepal's original era Nepal Samvat 1140 started with festivities around the world.
According to a press statement released by PPGUK, Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi not only graced the event as a chief guest, he also participated in Bhintuna rally amidst the crowd jointly led by PPGUK London President Sanyukta Shrestha and PPGUK Board of Trustees, President Ojesh Singh.
It added that the annual Guthi magazine, dedicated to the memory of late Dr Padma Ratna Tuladhar for his lifelong efforts in uniting Newars around the world and facilitating the peace process in Nepal, was also released.
Along with special guests from Nepal, cultural historian Dr Saphalya Amatya and youth activist Rukshana Kapali among others unveiled a statue of the initiator of Nepal Samvat, Shankhadhar Sakhwa.
In the event, Nepal's first animated movie 'The Legend of Shankhadhar' in both Nepalbhasha and Nepali in YouTube was released for the free viewing and worldwide access of the legend behind the heritage of Nepal Samvat.
Likewise, at the Mha puja and Nhu Dan celebration at Oakington Manor School, Wembley, the New Year was observed with various cultural performances and traditional feast representing the Newar community. Along with the felicitation of various artists and supporters, the event concluded with a vote of thanks by General Secretary Sandeep Shrestha.
- by Associated Press