Nepal-Japan extravaganza

KATHMANDU:

Imagine this — models walking down the ramp clothed in beautiful kimonos, subtle lighting, music that soothes your soul and a cultural explosion that you could never imagine before.

Well that’s what the Nepal-Japan Cultural Exchange Programme ‘Tenkuh III’, being organised by the Rotary Club of Dillibazar in association with Asia no Kaze 21 and supported by the embassy of Japan, has in store for you.

The programme not only celebrates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Nepal-Japan diplomatic relations but is also a charity event. Says Professor Parthibeshwar Timilsina, president of the Rotary Club, Dillibazaar, “From the proceeds generated from the event, we will set up a trust fund within the Club and use it for the education of the hearing and speech-impaired students.”

The Club is already sponsoring a number of children, he adds, but then the problem of the hearing and speech-impaired children is something that needs a little more attention.

A team of Japanese models, musicians and dancers are already on their way here from Tokyo. With musical and dance performances, and a fashion show, the evening promises to add a different shade to the way we view cultural exchange programmes.

Flutes and drums and guitars will blend to make music never heard before, while five of our models will walk the ramp with the Japanese models in costumes designed by a Japanese designer.

And if you are an Anil Shahi fan, well here’s another reason for you to spend your evening with him. He will be performing at the programme with his band.

Mark your calendar — November 22 at Mallar Hall, Soaltee Crowne Plaza 4:00 pm onwards. (For details, call 4442098)