Bista emphasises need for peace to preserve ethnic cultures of Nepal

Kathmandu, February 26:

Vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers Kirti Nidhi Bista today stressed on the need for peace in the country in order to preserve ethnic cultures here.

Speaking on the occasion of “Lamjung-Kathmandu Cultural Evening” here in course of the Tamu Cultural Festival 2006, Bista also hailed efforts to establish a Tamu museum in Lamjung, regarded as the place of origin of Gurungs.

Bista felicitated Captain Bharati Gurung, Garja Bahadur Gurung and Hem Jung Gurung for distinguished contribution to the uplift of Gurung culture.

Coordinator of the Festival Organising Committee, Prem Bahadur Ghale, said the festival was organised to raise funds for the Tamu multi-purpose museum at Besisahar, the headquarters of Lamjung district.

Five ropanis of land have already been purchased and around Rs 7 million has been collected so far for the museum that is being established for the preservation and promotion of the ethnic culture and social traditions of the Gurung community.