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Dashain Festival makes a grand comeback

Dashain Festival makes a grand comeback


September 23, 2017 10:12 AM
Sonam Lama


KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The Dashain Festival is back with more recreation. The five-day festival is underway at Exhibition Hall, Bhrikuitmandap, and will continue till Sunday. 

The event is being organized in association with Hamiknit, Paragon, CG Electronics, Synthesis Exhibition and Events and UTURN Events. About 155 stalls have been set up for visitors and customer to purchase goods at reasonable rates. The stalls are also offering discounts on various products, said administrator and one of the organizers of Dashain Festival, Shama Shah. 

From clothing, shoes and cosmetics to home and kitchen appliances have been put on display for sale at the festival. With Funday Events as one of the supporters of Dashain Festival, the fest’s charm has been doubled with shopping, entertainment and food festivals. 

“This is a collaborative approach of serving our annual visitors and shoppers. We also have game zone, face paint facilities, bingo and many other recreational activities for the customers,” said one of the spokesperson of Funday Events, Subham Agrawal.

The event serves as a meeting point for diverse sellers and buyers. MD Rubin Hussein, a sari shopkeeper from Bangladesh, said this was his seventh visit to the Dashain Festival. “We are offering five types of saris like Dhaka silk, Dhaka Jamdari and Dhaka Cotton, among others, at 20 percent discount,” added Hussein.

Moreover, Rajani Maharajan, who is selling her products at the fest for the second time, said mostly women customers visited her stall for cosmetics and accessories. “Except for cosmetics, I have also been selling kids’ toys, jackets as well as hand-made key rings and bags,” said Maharjan.
Attracting people of all ages, a huge idol of Goddess Durga and lingey ping (bamboo swing) are some of the highlights of the Festival. 


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