Kathmandu, February 28
American national Anna Stirr, who has conducted extensive research on Nepali folk culture, said Nepal is rich in folk culture.
Taking part in an interaction programme ‘promotion and protection of folk culture’ organised by the Independent Journalists’ Association, Nepal in the capital today, Stirr said Nepal’s folk culture is characterised by diversity and significant values.
She further said she visited different villages and settlements of Nepal and was mesmerised by cultural diversities of the people living there.
Association’s central chair Krishna Prasad Bastola stressed on making collective efforts for the protection and promotion of Nepali folk culture.
Similarly, general secretary of the association Kamal Poudel and journalist Shanti Rana said Nepali folk culture was being neglected due to influence of foreign cultures.
It may be noted that Ali Miya Folk Literary Academy honoured Stirr with a cash prize of Rs 20,000 on Saturday for her research on Nepali folk culture.
A version of this article appears in print on February 29, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.