Nepali Congress hosting tea reception today

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress is hosting a tea reception today to mark the festivities of Vijaya Dashami, Deepawali, Nepal Sambat and Chhath festivals.

The main opposition party had been hosting the tea reception on Kojagrat Purnima, the final day of Dashain, every year.

However, the annual event was postponed this year due to the demise of its leader and former minister Chakra Prasad Bastola, according to NC central committee member Pradeep Poudel.

The tea reception is being organised from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at NC's party headquarters in Sanepa, Lalitpur. It has been learnt that around 100,000 people from different sectors have been invited to the tea reception.

Likewise, the event is also being held in 74 other districts. The NC has been hosting tea reception since 2035 BS after its founder leader BP Koirala returned home with the policy of national unity and reconciliation.