KATHMANDU, May 8: Namaste Eid 2022, a multicultural event organized with an aim to bring people from various communities of Nepal together to celebrate Eid and conclude the fasting month of Ramadan concluded successfully at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Saturday.
Organized by Open Space Network and powered by Ntorq, the event provided an opportunity to people from various communities of Nepal to witness the celebration of the Eid-Ul-Fitr and mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Various stalls consisting of halal outlets, henna artists to perfume and apparel stalls were major attractions of the event, drawing huge crowds to them.
According to Faija Parween, Event Founder and Director, this year’s main theme for Namaste Eid was rising back from COVID19 pandemic and uniting everyone to celebrate Eid. “I used to attend various events of Dashain, Holi and other festivals. This made me think about why can’t there be an event that provides an opportunity to celebrate the joy of Eid. This ultimately led to the birth of Namaste Eid,” said Parween.
While the event witnessed the beauty of diversity and culture, the main attraction of the event included exclusive musical performance by Kiran Nepal, the Founder of Project Sarangi, and Modest Modern Fashion Show run by Nuzhat Qazi. Nepal formed his instrumental jam such as Himal Pahad Terai, Project Sarangi and Fusion EDM, in which audiences were seen grooving along.
Similarly, Modestly Modern Fashion Show created whole new ambience around the event hall as various models walked in the stage in the glorious Muslim outfits. The renowned personalities such as Sarah Jasmine Knight, Cultural Affair Officer of US Embassy in Nepal, Actress Reecha Sharama and Miss Nepal 2010 and Media Personality Sadichha Shrestha also walked along the models on the ramp.
“There is a conception that Muslim women has to cover herself in veil and hijab and even if a woman wears hijab, people think that she is from Muslim community. While people are not curious about other dresses, they seem more curious about Hijab and Burqa. Thus, this fashion show aims to promote dresses and outfits of Muslim community across the country,” said Faija Parween. “No one should be afraid of wearing a Hijab or Burqa.”