KATHMANDU, Jan 13: As Maghe Sankranti is just a day away, the number of people buying and selling yams at the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market has increased recently.

Let us grow yams

January 23, 2020 08:23 am

Nepalis celebrate Maghe Sakranti (first day of Magh) by consuming different tuber crops mainly yam and sweet potato. They did so this year too. Normally, people boil the yams in the evening of the last day of Poush and relish them the next morning with ghee and chaku. Generally, sesame seed Laddus, molasses, ghee, sweet potatoes and yam are included in the menu. It is widely believed that the boiled yams taken on the morning of Maghe Sakranti staves off cold-related ailments. People in Kathmandu also celebrate this festival with delicacies made from yam, ghee and chaku. That is why mountains of yams are seen in Kalimati and Balkhu wholesale markets every year during Maghe Sakranti. It has also a cultural and religious importance in Nepali society.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Nepali athletes Som Bahadur Kumal and Yam Sajan Sunar are set to participate in the Brunei Open Athletics Championship scheduled for March 18 to 19 in Darussalam, Brunei.