Pokhara to be declared as 'tourism capital'


Kaski--  Pokhara is to be declared as the tourism capital of the country. Pokhara would be declared tourism capital on March 17 in presence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment of Gandaki Province, Kuman Singh Gurung, shared that the announcement programme would be organised by Gandaki Province government and Pokhara metropolitan city. A rally with different cultural procession would be taken out from Basundhara park before the announcement.

The announcement programme would be organised at the bank of Fewa lake, Barahighat, according to the organiser. Pokhara would be officially declared as the tourism capital by unveiling the tourism capital marker, he added. A main ceremony committee has been formed under coordination of Mayor of Pokhara metropolitan city to make the declaration ceremony grand.

Chief secretary of Gandaki Province, all secretaries, chairpersons of Rupa, Madi, Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna rural municipalities of Kaski, Phedikhola of Syangja, Suklagandaki of Tanahu, Kushma and Modi rural municipalities of Parbat, tourism related organisations are in the committee. 

source: RSS