Kathmandu, May 11
Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has extended best wishes, on the occasion of Ramadan to all Nepali Muslims at home and abroad.
In his message of best wishes today, the Speaker has wished the Muslim community happiness, peace, prosperity and progress. “May the festival inspire all to build up the feelings of mutual tolerance and fraternity and religious-cultural goodwill,” he said.
Multi-religion, multi-culture, multi-language, multi-caste and geographical diversities are unique features of Nepalese society, said Mahara adding that the constitution has recognised equal existence of all religions, language, culture, community, caste and geography. Nepal is rich in religious, cultural and traditional diversities.
These features have helped establish its distinct identity in the world. Such festivals and cultures play a significant role in further consolidating national unity.
Ramadan is one of the special festivals of Muslims integrated within such diversities, according to Mahara. Ramadan or Ramajan celebrations began on May 8 and the Muslim community observes a month-long fast during the festival.
The festival principally aims to lead humans on the right path, inspiring them to be patient, polite, tolerant, kind, and benevolent.
A version of this article appears in print on May 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.