Nepal Festival Sydney 2022 to Promote Nepal’s Tourism and Cultural Diversity

Raju Manandhar
An editor at Nepalese Australian
Nepal Festival Sydney 2022 scheduled to be held on Saturday,19 November 2022 from 1100 am onwards at Burwood Park, NSW.
Nepal Festival Sydney 2022 is scheduled to be held on Saturday,19 November 2022 from 1100 am onwards at Burwood Park, NSW.

Sydney, 17 November -The most-awaited event Nepal Festival Sydney 2022 is scheduled to be held on Saturday,19 November 2022 from 11:00 am onwards at Burwood Park, NSW. The last round of preparation for the mega event with the slogan “One Country: Many Stories” is said to be almost accomplished.

Organised by NRNA, NCC, NSW in coordination with NRNA Australia and presented by Queensford College, it has MarkQ Homes and Expert Education/Visa as the platinum sponsors and Aussie Finance and Home Loans and Sapphire Estate Agents as Gold Sponsors. The NRNA, NCC, NSW’s signature event is the 6th edition of the biennial celebration. Nearly 50,000 spectators belonging to different multicultural communities are expected to attend the program which is the household. held in 2018 in the heart of Melbourne city. The nationally recognized band Deepak Bajracharya and the Rhythm Band, the iconic pop singer Deepak Bajracharya, lok dohari singer Prakash Saput and comedian Sandeep Chhetri will entertain the audience with their performances. The presence of the acclaimed Australian media celebrity Richard Wilkins will be one main highlight of the event.

The free event will be marked by distinguishing characteristics such as Ethnic Nepalese Dances, Multicultural Performances, Cultural Displays (parades reflecting Nepalese costumes and culture), Live Music (The Iconic guest band, singers, and a comedian from Nepal, local artists, etc.), and Dance, Roving Characters, Authentic Nepalese Cuisines such as (delicious momos) and Nepalese Food Stalls.

Cultural Parade Prior to the Festival

The community organisations are appealed to participate in the cultural parade to be held before the festival with their respective banners. It will be led by the Nepalese ambassador of Nepal to Australia H.E. Kailash Raj Pokharel and other distinguished community leaders and members. According to the organisers in the parade the culture-enthusiasts of ‘Guthi Australia’, is staging a re-constructed and re-enacted Kumari Jatra with the enchantingly lovely replica of chariot of Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal. The pulled chariot will be followed by the participants.  There will also be Shiva Parbati, Kalash Jatra etc. also will be the prominent part of the parade.

Message from the Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinator and NRNA Australia Vice President and NSW State Coordinator Deb Bahadur Gurung shares with, “With my organising committee, I am very excited to welcome all the participants from the interstate Nepalese communities and the Nepalese audiences in Sydney along with all those living in Sydney who appreciate Nepalese art and culture.

He further says, “We earnestly believe that the preparation is exceeding our expectations and we are looking forward to putting the finishing touches on the event on 19 November. We would like to request the entire Nepalese community to attend the program to support us to make it remarkably presentable and successful like in its previous editions. We would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters.”

He adds, “We are collaborating with Nepali Embassy in Canberra, Nepali Tourism Board, Consulate General Office in NSW, Nepalese community organisations, multicultural communities and all. There will be massive participation of people from all walks of life. The guests will include the Nepalese ambassador of Nepal to Australia His Excellency Mr. Kailash Raj Pokharel, the honorary consular generals of different states, dignitaries, and State Coordinators representing different states and the dignitaries from the Australian government.”

Message from the NRNA, Australia President

The NRNA, Australia President Nanda Gurung shares with, “The biennial celebration, Nepal Festival, the biggest and most reputed event in Australian Nepali community, has been a constant source of unity in the community and promotion of its growth and prosperity.  It aims to build support for the community and create opportunities for all community members through the collective celebration with inclusive and participatory spirit.”

He adds, “Our prime priority is indisputably celebrating and promoting cultural or ethnic groups within a society in appreciation of the beauty and values of each of them which has enhanced our proud social harmony and principles of mutual respect and cooperation. The show essentially reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the native country, the kind of spirit, we are always proud of.”

He concludes, “The promotion of cultural differences contributes to a richer and more productive environment.  Our festivals teach us to rise above all differences to enjoy the graceful community experience, pure social harmony, and friendship. We all continue to take great pride in its celebration and believe in emulating its standard with our collective efforts We ardently hope that our efforts will promote our mother country’s tourism. We would like to request all to join us in our common celebration.”

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