Prime Minister Deuba while addressing a special programme organised in Basantapur, Kathmandu. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba addressing a programme organized on the occasion of the 18th National Jyapu Diwas on Sunday in Basantapur remarked that “Nepal is a mosaic of different castes, languages, religions and cultures.” The common fundamental tradition would bring about national unity by creating unity in diversity, he added.
“All native culture to keep alive is our common responsibility”. “The common fundamental tradition creates national unity by creating unity in diversity”, said PM Deuba.
On the occasion, he mentioned that the Jyapu community of the Kathmandu Valley has contributed to keeping their traditions alive. Prime Minister Deuba has also expressed the commitment of the government to help in the preservation of all cultures. “The government is committed to helping preserve the contribution of the Jyapu community to its traditions”, PM Deuba further stated.
He also stated that the government had announced a country-wide public holiday on this occasion of the Jyapu Diwas to observe as a special day dedicated to one of the oldest cultures in the country.
On the same occasion, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Rajendra Prasad Shrestha said that the Jyapu community’s unique culture has a crucial contribution to promote Nepal’s identity around the world.
Speaking at the event, NC leader Prakash Man Singh said that more tourists could be lured into the country through the Newar culture. He added that the arts, cultures and heritages of the capital city have helped spread Nepal identity to the outer world.
Similarly, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (MC) Bidya Sundar Shakya said the culture of the Newars has a vital role to unite the diversified society. On the occasion, Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya was honoured for his contribution to the preservation of Jyapu culture. Similarly many other personalities of the society who have contributed to the Jyapu community were honoured.