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Muslim community bids farewell to Hindu procession

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BARDIBAS — The Muslim community in Mahottai district bade farewell along with best wishes to the participants of the Mithila Madhyamiki Procession this morning.

The procession on its seventh day took rest at the Muslim majority Drubakunda VDC. The Muslim community wished them success for the next day’s rally.

The Mithila Madhyamiki Procession known as the Mahakumba of Mithila area is a Hindu ritual. The Muslim community members in the village have said that they feel the celebration and festivity is part of their own due to the geographical relation.

Mansul Kawari of Dhamaura – 9 said the community made use of the opportunity to greet and show good will to thousands of people at a single locality.

The Muslim community members have said their religion preaches respect, brotherhood and love which has encouraged them to welcome the travelers.

Atish Mishra of Dhamaura – 9 said although the village had a majority of Muslim community members there had never been a dispute in name of religion due to mutual friendship, exchange of cooperation and brotherhood.

The procession has moved forward from Drubakunda to Kanchanban for the eight day’s rest. Thousands of believers from Nepal and India are participating in the rally.

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President extends best wishes on Udhauli

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes on the occasion of Udhauli festival Sunday.

In her message on the occasion of the great festival of the Kirant people, Udhauli, President Bhandari wished the Kiranti brothers and sisters at home and abroad peace, prosperity and good health while pointing out that it was the responsibility of all to institutionalize the unity and social harmony brought about by such festivals.

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The head of thet state has stated that the festivals celebrated by the peoples of various ethnicities and communities in Nepal have been embellishing the country as the ‘common garden’.

She said the festivals like Uddhauli that are celebrated here have made an important contribution to maintaining social harmony, goodwill, national unity and a common Nepali identity by connecting together our geographical, religious, cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity.

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