POKHARA: Minister for Land Reforms and Management Chandradev Joshi has said that the national economy is deteriorating due to the political instability and uncertainty.
Addressing a programme organised by Far-west Liaison and Development Society on the occasion of the Gaura Festival here on Thursday, he said the peace and security condition has also worsened amidst this grim scenario.
Minister Joshi claimed the far-western region of the country is still in backward in terms of development due to the discriminatory attitude of the state towards looking at the region despite the region making strides in the cultural and educational sectors of late.
He said the Gaura Festival was the great festival of the people from Far-west, adding that he was happy that the festival has become a medium to bring together people from the Far-west region currently living in Pokhara for various purposes.
Similarly, Vice-chancellor of the Pokhara University, Prof. Dr. Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai said may Gaura festival bring prosperity, peace and security in the country. May it bring changes in the mindset of the political leaders, he added.
Chairman of Society Rajesh Kumar Thakurathi, Chief District Officer Tirtha Prasad Bhattarai, chairman of the Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industries Krishna Mohan Adhikari expressed their views on the cultural significance of the Gaura festival.
Various folk songs, Chhaliya dance, Hudkeuli dance among other cultural activities were performed during the programme.