Pokhara: The Western Regional Hotel Association (WRHA) Pokhara has revealed the projection of 40,000 domestic and international visitors in 14th Fewa New Year Festival 2017 that is going to be commenced on April 11 at Komagane Park- Lakeside of Pokhara.
With a slogan–Save Fewa Lake, the festival aims to conserve the Nepali culture and traditions, informed WRHA Pokhara Chairman and festival Coordinator Bikal Tulachan in a press meet held at Lakeside in Pokhara on Friday.
The fifth day long festival mainly includes the attractions of tourism, culture and foods. The discounts in accommodations for visitors yet to be disclosed but the chairman Tulachan pledged to offer certain percent of deduction in regular menu price.
As there is a tradition that people especially youths from Nepal celebrate New Year as per Gregorian calendar with full of excitement, WRHA Pokhara aims to promote Nepali New Year to develop the tourism through the preservation of Nepali culture. WRHA Pokhara first vice president Laxman Subedi believes that the festival will be helpful to uplift the Nepali tourism that was hard hit by the Indian blockade and last year’s massive earthquake.
According to WRHA Pokhara immediate past president Bharat Raj Parajuli, his organization has been working to preserve the Fewa Lake for years, mobilizing two boats in Fewa Lake to run the daily cleaning drive. Likewise, the organization also has been cooperating with WWF relating to environmental activities.
Foods ranging from tourist standard hotels to five star hotels, cultural shows, pop concerts, folk duet songs, Children Park and comedy shows would be the major attractions of the festival. According to WRHA Pokhara General Secretary Ganesh Raj Pahari, a total of 39 sub-committees have been formed to organize the festival in well-managed way.