KATHMANDU, August 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed the confidence that the Teej festival, also known as Haritalika, would further enhance social, cultural unity and would deepen family ties.
In a message of best wishes today on the occasion of the Teej festival, the President said that this festival would contribute to guaranteeing equal access to women in all sectors of the society.
President Bhandari also stated that the Teej festival has created an opportunity to maintain social unity, women empowerment and social goodwill adding that this festival should be accepted as a social forum to disseminate the message of women's awakening.
"The Teej would inspire all of us with new excitement and vigor for the development of an equitable society, ending all sorts of discriminations, violence and harmful practices against women," read the President's message.
President has also wished for happiness, peace and good fortune to all Nepali sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of the Teej festival adding that the Teej festival has remained as a unique symbol of custom, tradition and religious tolerance practiced for a long past.
Similarly, the President urged all to remain active to end social ills and harmful practices, and thereby protect the religious and cultural aspects associated with our festivals.