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Messages of President, VP, PM on Jitiya Parva

2023 Oct 07, 7:29, Kathmandu
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President Ramchandra Paudel, Vice President Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Speaker Devraj Ghimire have wished for happiness, peace and prosperity to all Nepalis on the occasion of Jitiya Parva.

Issuing separate messages of the best wishes today, President Paudel, Vice President Yadav and PM Dahal have expressed the confidence that the unique festivals like Jitiya make contributions to maintain and promote social unity and goodwill.

In his message, the President said that the Jitiya like festivals have established distinct identities in Nepal that have ethnic, lingual, religious and cultural diversities and added that the festivals have created mutual respect, goodwill and tolerance by protecting Nepal's diversities.

Likewise, the Vice President has said that this festival has helped keep our diverse cultures and identities intact by observing this festival in a collective manner.

Vice President Yadav has added that social and religious tolerance, mutual confidence, cooperation, friendship, brotherhood and reconciliation are the key features of such holy festivals.

Similarly, PM Dahal has expressed the confidence that the festival would help contribute in making an equitable society along with equality, prosperity and social justice by ending conservative mindsets and discriminations in the society.

The PM has expressed his confidence that the festival plays a crucial role in maintaining balance to the social relations, mutual cooperation, goodwill and tolerance in the society.

The PM is of the view that maintaining social and cultural harmony and ensuring goodwill in the society by accepting the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural identities of Nepal is inevitable.

Furthermore, Speaker Devraj Ghimire has said that cultural festivals like Jitiya have vital contributions in making an equitable, progressive and civilized society.

The festival that is celebrated wishing for the longevity of offspring and family happiness and peace is being marked mostly in the Mithila province with the observance of the 'Nha Kha' ceremony that means to take food after taking a bath with established rituals.

The festival falls on the seventh, eighth and ninth day of the waning moon (Krishna Pakshya) in the month of Ashwin in the lunar calendar.

The 'Jitiya Parva,' a religious and cultural festival which is observed by married women in the Mithila region has formally begun today.

Prior to observing a fast, women devotees take a holy bath in nearby rivers, ponds, or lakes and then offer beaten rice, curd, food substances made from mango juice, mustard oil and so on to the Lord Jitamohan and the departed ancestors on a leaf of sponge guard.


President Ramchandra Paudel Vice President Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Speaker Devraj Ghimire Jitiya Parva nepal Goodwill Social Unity Mithila Region
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