KATHMANDU, Oct 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished happiness, peace and prosperity to all the Nepali sisters and brothers within the country and abroad on the happy occasion of the greatest festival of the Nepalis Bada Dashain, Tihar, Nepal Sambat and Chhath.
In a message on the occasion of the Vijaya Dashami today, President Bhandari has stated that our festivals, which symbolize the unity in diversity and the nation as the common garden of all castes and creeds, have made a significant contribution to uniting the geographical, religious, racial, cultural and linguistic diversity and maintaining social amity, national unity and the common Nepali identity.
"The unique customs and traditions of the peoples of different castes and ethnicities, communities, geographies and religious beliefs remain as the unparalleled treasures and cultural pillars of tolerance," the President said in her message.
The President has also wished that may the Vijaya Dashami festival become successful in strengthening the national unity and maintaining social harmony as well as brotherhood by opening the door to equal opportunity to all the Nepalis of different castes and ethnicities, races, speaking different languages and holding various religious beliefs who carry various social and cultural identities, and who are living in the mountains, hills and the Tarai/Madhes from Mechi in the east to Mahakali in the west.
The Head of the State also extended best wishes to all to be oriented towards virtuous thinking and conduct while keeping positive thoughts to move ahead in the campaign of building a prosperous Nepal by upholding the political, constitutional and social achievements made through the constitution of Nepal. RSS