Gaura Parva brings rivals together

Bajura, September 1

Gaura Parva has not only helped preserve tradition and culture of the region, but also brought together arch rivals. Locals divided and split for political reasons during the civic polls have come together to celebrate Gaura Parva.

Supporters of the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML were not even on speaking terms following the civic polls. “However, both NC and UML supporters celebrated the festival together,” said Laxmiraj Upadhyay, a local.

A conflict had broken out at Bichhaya of Himali Rural Municipality-4 during the civic polls creating rift between supporters of the two parties. “But, Gaura Parba has helped bring them together,” said another local.

In recent years, the festival has started gaining ground as people mark this festival with enthusiasm.