KATHMANDU, June 29: The 13th National Rice Day was marked throughout the country including the Kathmandu Valley today, organizing various programs. Rice planting programs have also been organized in different places on the occasion.
The theme of the National Rice Day today is ' Expansion of Community Nurseries- the Basis for Commercial Rice Farming'.
The Day is marked on the 15th of the Nepali month Asar every year. The 15th of Asar is the day when traditionally Nepali farmers finished planting paddy in their fields and enjoined in its celebration.
On the occasion, second semester students from Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (HICAST) had fun by planting paddy saplings and throwing mud at each other.