Contemplating the eagerness of Newari youths to preserve their culture, Maiju Khala of Nepal Bhasa Manka Khala provided a month-long basuri training. Beni municipality-7 provided financial assistance for the training.
Until few years ago, pottery used to be the source of livelihood for the Kumal community. Pots that were made by the community were exchanged for millet, rice, maize and other food items. For 95-year-old Laxman Kumar, a resident of Hasintar of Bidur Municipality Ward 5, pottery has been his entire life. People in the community used to sell their creations -- gagro, hadi, gamala, aari, diyo -- exchanging them with the quantity of food items that filled these pots.
BHAKTAPUR, March 11: From an ancient period, Bhaktapur’s Pottery Square has been a hub for the locals to earn their living through pottery. Elderly people as well as the local youths, especially belonging to the Prajapati community, have been participating to preserve this age-long culture.
It’s been two years since the massive earthquakes but the architecturally rich Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur are still somewhat in shambles. There have been no concrete steps to preserve important heritage sites that are a part of history.
When you are currently packing your bags and planning for your next adventure, among all the necessities, a camera is bound to be one. Photographs have always been important as a memento of the memories of a certain time. Especially when we travel, being able to document yourself becomes all the more important.
KANCHANPUR, Feb 23: Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Indra Bahadur Baniya has said the government is setting up museums in Bardiya and Kanchanpur with a view to preserving Tharu culture.