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Last Updated: Mon, 06.05.13 17:15

Nepal promotion event organised in US

The Nepali embassy in the Washington DC organised the 'Nepal Promotion Event' on May 4-5 with the objective of promoting Nepal in the United States.

Ambassador Dr Shankar Sharma with members of the cultural team during the Nepal promotion event in Washington DC, USA.
Ambassador Dr Shankar Sharma with members of the cultural team during the Nepal promotion event in Washington DC, USA.

The programmes were mainly targeted to the Americans to familiarise them with the culture and natural beauty of Nepal and to lure them to travel and invest in Nepal, the embassy said in a statement. Thousands of visitors participated and enjoyed the event.

The first day was Embassy Open House at Ambassador Dr Shankar Sharma’s residence. A local nonprofit organizsation, Cultural Tourism DC/ Passport DCsupported the programme by disseminating information about it several weeks before and providing transportation facilities to the visitors on the event day.

Embassy Open House is a signature event promoted by this organisation every year. At least 40 Embassies including Nepal have participated this year. More than 30,000 visitors were estimated to have visited the Embassy Open House programme.

Visitors enjoyed Nepali cuisine, watched patiently video presentation of natural and cultural wonders of Nepal, rocked in folk music, grabbed Nepali promotional materials and cherished handicraft exhibit during the program.

On the second day, the embassy organized a cultural show: Music and Dances of Nepal at Greenburg Theater of American University in Washington DC with a view to familiarise the audiences with Nepal’s rich diversity in culture, costumes, tradition, and variety of music and dances of Nepal and simultaneously entertain them. Nepalnews.com