Dhangadhi: The Sudurpaschim Provincial Festival, inaugurated at Attariya in Kailali, witnessed a significant moment as Congress leader Bir Bahadur Balayar was adorned with a symbolic 9-kilogram garland. The Attariya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the esteemed organizer of the provincial festival, bestowed this honor upon Balayar, a distinguished member of the House of Representatives and former minister.
Representing the sentiments of the occasion, the organizers presented a demand letter to Balayar, who holds the position as the elected representative from Kailali Region No. 4. The 9kg garland was a poignant gesture, symbolizing the weight of six specific demands outlined in the union's demand letter.
The demand letter urges the management and development of the open platform within the Godavari municipality area. Additionally, it calls for the declaration of the Godavari Dham and Hatkholi area as a religious tourist destination, emphasizing the need for associated developmental activities. The union also advocates for the swift implementation of the Far West Provincial Capital and the initiation of necessary steps for the upgrade of Geta Airport.
Furthermore, the demand letter underscores the importance of taking necessary measures to operate Geta Medical College as a university. This is particularly directed towards the interests of individuals who have invested in building homes and conducting businesses on land owned by the Nepali Army on the east side of Bhimdatta Highway in the Attariya Bazar area.
Organizers have emphasized that the regional festival aims to encompass all nine districts of the Far West, marking the eighth edition of the festival that commenced on the current day and is scheduled to continue until Magh 7th. The symbolic garlanding and presentation of key demands serve as a notable highlight, emphasizing the confluence of celebration and civic engagement at the Sudurpaschim Provincial Festival.