Food festival organised at Sauraha in context of St. Valentine's Day
Chitwan- The 18th Sauraha Food Festival has commenced in Sauraha, a riverside vacation place in Chitwan district, on the occasion of the St Valentine's Day.
Hari Dhakal, the House of Representatives lawmaker elected from Chitwan constituency-, on Sunday, inaugurated the festival featuring various cuisines and entertainment programmes. On the occasion, he said the State should ramp up investment for the development of tourism sector.
Bagmati Province Assembly member Krishna Prasad Khanal, Ratnanagar Municipality mayor Prahlad Sapkota, Chief District Officer Bhupendra Thapa, central vice president of Restaurant and Bar Asscoation of Nepal (REBAN), Sangharsha Bista, Hotel Association Sauraha regional president Ganga Giri, REBAN founder president Balaram Dahal, REBAN Women's Group president Laxmi Bidari, among other speakers also put their views on the occasion.
The food festival organized by REBAN Sauraha, Chitwan will run till February 15. Festival coordinator Surya Bahadur Rimal said the festival has been organized aiming to revive tourism activities in Sauraha by promoting food, music and culture together.