Ncell Durbarmarg Street Festival “Purple Saturday”, organized on the occasion of Nepali New Year 2080,” on the 02nd of Baisakh, Saturday, in Kathmandu’s Durbarmarg, has been grandly completed. Find the pictures from the event below.
The festival was organized with the slogan “Nepali production is our pride, preserving civilization and culture our duty”. Federation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Durbarmarg Development Board, and Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) organized the festival with special cooperation and main sponsorship of the federation with Ncell.
Earlier, the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati, President of FNCCI Chandra Dhakal, Senior Vice President of FNCCI Anjan Shrestha, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ncell Andy Chong, officials of Durbarmarg Development Board and REBAN had jointly inaugurated the festival.
The main objective of this 16th Durbarmarg Street Festival is to support the tourism development of the country. The event promotes internal tourism. The idea is also to keep the morale of micro, domestic, small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the tourism industry high, promote Nepali products, Nepali dishes, and culture, and support the promotion and preservation of culture within Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
The event officially started at 11:00 am in the morning. At first, the fare had a performance reflecting the culture of Kathmandu Valley. The festival lasted till 9 pm with various entertaining performances and fun activities.
Ncell says that the festival attracted more than 150,000 people from the beginning till the evening.
Musical performances were among the highlights
Famous singers, artists, and musical groups delivered their performances at this festival. Kutumbs, Deepak Bajracharya, Rhythm Band, Pahelo Batti Muni, Trishala Gurung, Aviskar KC, Rohit Shakya, Synchronous, Lahure, and The Elements entertained the audience and visitors. Additionally, handicraft items produced by entrepreneurs with different physical abilities and items produced by handicraft entrepreneurs including women entrepreneurs were also on display.
There also was a separate kids’ zone with various games for the children. Stalls with various Nepali food dishes and indigenous products were other attractions of the festival. Similarly, an online gaming competition for video game connoisseurs was also conducted at the festival. The organizers also set up a TikTok booth and a DJ booth for visitors to take photos and videos.
The festival is organized with the special support of Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Nepal Tourism Board. Co-sponsors included Carlsberg. Other supporting organizations were Kunu Nepal and Nd’s Ice-Cream.
The organizers believe that the festival will greatly help uplift the economy, and the tourism business, which has suffered due to various reasons including the recent liquidity crisis.
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Ncell Purple Saturday Street Festival in pictures
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