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Yomari Punhi, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals being observed today

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KATHMANDU — The Yomari Punhi (Yomari Poornima), Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals are being observed across the country Sunday.

The Yomari Poornima Poornima festival, which is believed to have started 400 years ago, is a festival observed by the Newar community of the Valley. A special delicacy made of rice flour and molasses called Yomari is the major attraction of this festival.

This full moon day is also called the Dhanya Poornima. The day is also observed as the Jyapu Day.

Coincidently, the day also happens to be the Udhauli festival observed by people from the Kirant community.

This festival is observed wishing for a good harvest by worshipping the soil and nature, according to Kirti Kumar Dumi Rai, who has been studying the Kirant culture.

People from the Rai, Limbu, Sunuwar and Yakhya ethnicities observe this festival.

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Int’l conference on entrepreneurship to be held in Dhangadhi

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KAILALI— An international conference on entrepreneurship is being held in Dhangadhi on November 22, 23 and 24 for the promotion of entrepreneurship.

The conference is being organized under the aegis of the Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan City and King’s College, Kathmandu, the Sub-metropolis mayor Nripa Bahadur Wad shared in a news conference here today.

Successful entrepreneurs from various countries and local industrialists will give their presentations in the three-day meet.

Chief of the Research Department at the King’s College Kathmandu, Chittaranjan Pandeya, said such a big and important conference is taking place for the first time outside the Kathmandu.

It is stated that the conference cost is approximately Rs 2.5 million.

Some 200 people will attend the conference which will also include stalls providing information on a range of issues regarding entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills.

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