Tharu festival

ARASHI: This year’s Tharu Cultural Mahotsav held at Danda of Nawalparasi district did brisk trade.

The cultural fair saw transactions worth Rs 2 million while more than 60,000 people turned up, said Majhi Lal Tharu, coordinator of the Mahotsav’s main organising committee. More than 150 stalls showcasing culture, lifestyle and food of 24 districts where Tharus are found were the attractions of the fair, he said.

“The main purpose of the Mahotsav was to promote Tharus’ identity at the national level. We succeeded on that front,” he added.