Pokhara–The Srimad Bhagwat Birat Gyan Mahayagya 2075 has kicked off at the bank of Begnas Lake, which is the 2nd largest lake of Kaski district, in Lekhnath City on Saturday. The program was officially opened by Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikash Lamsal.
The festival aims the collection of funds for the physical construction and development around that lake. The expression of peace for the souls of more than 108 persons who lost their lives during various accidents in the lake is also the objective of the festival. Addressing the inaugural session, minister Lamsal reminded that the province government is going to announce the Gandaki as a tourist capital of Nepal. He also added that the program like Mahayagya would help in the development of the nation.
At the same time, Gandaki Province assembly member Deepak Koirala asked all the concerns to help the program for the sake of development of Begnas region. Similarly, chief religious guru of mahayagya Kamal Nayan Gautam said that the week-long program would help to develop Begnas region as a destination of religious tourism.
Mahayagya chief coordinator Dilli Raman Tiwari informed that they are planning to collect Rs 50 million from the event. Similarly, Mahayagya general secretary Dhurba Nath Adhikari welcomed all the invitees during the inaugural ceremony held at Mandare Park which is the venue of mahayagya. Earlier, scores of people took part in a religious march which was organized from Talchok to program venue.