BHAKTAPUR — The locals of Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur have celebrated annual Sindoor Jatra or the festival of vermilion on Saturday. The festival is celebrated every year on Baishakh 2 of Nepali Calendar to welcome the spring as part of Bisket Jatra observed by people from Newar community in Bhaktapur district.
During the festival, devotees gather and take out a procession carrying 32 chariots containing the idols of several gods and goddesses.
People throw and smear each other with sindoor (orange vermillion powder) and sing and dance to the tune of traditional music during the procession carrying chariot of various deities around town while playing colors during the festival.
Dahal says discussion about party unification process positive
KATHMANDU — CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has said the bilateral discussions regarding the unification between the party and CPN-UML are heading positively.
Chair Dahal apprised the extended meeting held today at his Khumaltar-based private residence of the progress in the unification process.
Talking to media persons following the meeting, party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said that time would be taken for uniting the parties.
“The date for the unification cannot be declared right now,” she said while stressing the need to make no haste on the matter of making a new party by merging two political parties.
According to Spokesperson Bhusal, party chair Dahal briefed the meeting about his discussions with the UML chair regarding party unification committee’s reports.
Stating that bilateral talks and discussions on the political and organisational issues were heading positively, leader Dahal assured the meeting that merging process was going ahead to ensure the unification as per the interests of both parties and the nation, according to Spokesperson Bhusal.Follow @gorkhapost