Pokhara— Gurung related various organizations from Kaski district have celebrated the Pho (deer) Lhosar in Pokhara on Monday. The program was led by Tamu Dhin Nepal which is an umbrella organization of Gurung communities. The Lhosar which is also known as Lhochhar rally began from Chipledhunga and marched in the streets of Pokhara before reaching to Tamu Dhin office at Nayabazaar.
Gurung people exchanged greetings there and took part in numbers of cultural programs. The shot put competition was also the part of the program. Lhosar falls in the 15th day of Poush of Bikram calendar. This day is celebrated as a New Year of Gurung people. On this occasion, hundreds of Gurung people also lit oil lams in dhin office premises.
At the same time, Chiuli Parche Tamu Society, Naulo Samjhana Tamu Society and Bagar Tamu Society became first, second and third respectively in cultural tableau competition. They bagged Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Similarly, in Shot Put, Bhasu Gurung of Talbesi Tamu Society and Kolma Bahakot Tamu Society’s Shree Prasad Gurung became first and second respectively. They bagged Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively, informed program coordinator ex Captain Bhuban Singh Gurung.
Inaugurating the formal program, Gandaki Province assembly member Min Prasad Gurung informed that the detail project report of Khola Sothar is going to prepare soon. He also stressed on the need of unity among the Gurung people. Saying that the identity of any community is very important, assembly member Gurung added that the name of Gandaki province doesn’t represent the identity of Gurung. He suggested that the mission of Tamuwan state should be continued.
Baudhha Darshan Promotion and Gumba Development Committee member secretary Narendra Kumar Gurung, Tamu Dhin Nepal president Karma Gurung, Tamu Hyul Chhoj Dhin Gurung National Council province coordinator Dalbahadur Gurung, Federation of Nepal Indigenous Nationalities Kaski chairman Dharma Gurung, Aadhibasi Janajati Sangh Kaski coordinator Jit Bahadur Gurung, Tamu Dhin Nepal 2nd vice chairman Hum Bahadur Gurung, Gurung Tourism Entrepreneurs’ Association chairman Bobar Jang Gurung and culturist Krishna Kumar Gurung also put their views in the program.
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