KATHMANDU, Feb 4: In the picture, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and two senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal are seen playing tunes with their flute and sarangi.

On the occasion of India’s 73rd Independence Day, Embassy of India in Kathmandu organized a concert of world-renowned flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at Army Auditorium, Bhadrakali.

Flutes that are usually played in every traditional ceremony of the Newar community have become a commercial product now. Madhyapur, Thimi-based Nikosera Flute Group in Bhaktapur is touted to be the first commercial flute group.