Other view of the Far-West


In order to showcase the various faces of the far western region of the country, a photo exhibition titled ‘Sundar Sudurpashchim’ opened on March 19 at the United World Trade Centre, Tripureshwor. The four day long Sundar Sudurpaschim photo exhibition and cultural festival is organised by the Kailali Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

According to Gopal Hamal, Chairman, Kailali Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with this special festival they aim to project the potential of the far western region for the overall progress of the whole economy of the nation.

“The far western region has long been marginalised and represented as a region of poverty and starvation in spite of its immense potential in terms of tourism, agriculture, culture, religion and water resources,” he said.

The vision of the exhibition is also to draw attention of the state and change the perspective of people regarding the Far Western Region.

A total of 298 photos showcasing various aspects of the region like natural beauty and the cultural aspects of the people living there are being exhibited. From photos of religious places like Saileshwari temple, Baidhyanath temple to photos depicting the traditional dances like Khadga Nritya and Chaulo Nritya representing diverse cultures are also on display at the exhibition.

On the other hand, attractive photos of tourist areas like Tikapur Garden, Ghode Daun, Khaptad National Park, Karnali river and mountains help people get an idea of the natural beauty of the region.

The festival also includes stalls serving authentic dishes from the region plus the festival will also showcase traditional dances of the region like Deuda, Tahru and Hadke among others.

The exhibition will last till March 22.