REBAN gears up for 18th Pokhara Street Festival

Pokhara Street Festival executives in a dais during a press meet at Lakeside in Pokhara on Monday. Picture: Lakeside Video/FB—Pokhara: Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) Pokhara has appealed to all enthusiasts to take part in the 18th Pokhara Street Festival that is going to be held from December 28 to January 1 in Lake City.

With a slogan- let’s eat, dance and enjoy in the street, REBAN has been organizing such mega carnival for 18 years on the occasion of new year as per Gregorian calendar, in the 3.5-km long street of Lakeside.

According to festival coordinator and the REBAN former president Gopi Bahadur Bhattarai, the event includes various cultural shows and cultural tableaus from mountain, hilly and Tarai region of Nepal. Likewise, such cultural tableaus from China, India and Korea also are being tried to include in the festival, informed Bhattarai in a press meet held in Lakeside on Monday.

Presentations of mother groups, hymn groups, ethnical tableau, Children Park, folk-duet songs, live concerts and comedy shows would also be the attractions of the festival. Waiter race, sports activities, documentary show, photo exhibition would also be incorporated in the Himalayan Distillery Pvt. Ltd. and Gurkha Brewery Pvt. Ltd. sponsored event that would be promoted by Nepal Tourism Board.

Visitors will welcome New Year in midnight in the last day of festival in Komagane Park, which is a venue in the Shore of Phewa Lake. REBAN also announced 10 to 15 percent discount in its regular menu during the festival. A special government official included team would monitor the festival to check the expensive transaction in food and beverages, informed REBAN Pokhara Chairman Chau Bahadur Gurung. According to him, a total of 14 CCTV cameras and 99 street solar lights are brought in order in Lakeside now.

REBAN secretary Bishwo Raj Paudel said that the Pokhara Street Festival is not only an event of REBAN but also a festival of whole Pokheli People. According to Paudel, the festival will have the expenses of 9 million rupees and 1.5 million rupees of saving is expected from the festival.

Published on: November 29, 2016 11:51 am

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