This campaign Visit Nepal 2020 should affect and promote all parts of the nation. Not only the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang Region, there are various regions in Nepal that are accessible for tourism activities. Various destinations are also suitable for Nepal tour trekking, overland tour, peak climbing and various other activities but still there is no proper promotion of those destinations. Mountain flights, Everest Helicopter tour, Spiritual tourism, Photography tourism and many other forms of tourism and adventurous activities should be promoted with the promotion of Visit Nepal 2020. The Nepal government, all concerned parties as well as every Nepalese citizen should support Visit Nepal 2020 campaign from their side realizing the old slogan “Atithi Devo Bhawa”.
Visit Nepal 2020 Inauguration Ceremony !
The government of Nepal organized a grand inauguration ceremony of Visit Nepal 2020 campaign on January 1st, 2020 with a strong support of Nepal Army, Nepal scout, PATA, various other national and international agencies, educational institutes, tourism entrepreneur and stakeholders. The inauguration ceremony was to promote the grand campaign of Visit Nepal 2020 with slogan of “lifetime experience” and an aim of 2 million tourists in the country. Respective chiefs of seven provinces also launched the campaign in all seven provinces at the same time.
The ceremony was started with National Anthem performed by Nepal Army. Everyone stood up and showed their respect towards the National anthem along with the president, Ms. Vidhya Devi Bhandari and Tourism minister, Mr. Yogesh Bhattarai. Superstar Rajesh Hamal began the program with his opening speech on Visit Nepal 2020 and wished for its grand success. Then, the mega tourism campaign started when Kutumba band performed their instrumental performance with hundreds of other musicians. March pass from supporters of various institutes, college, organizations, groups were held during the instrumental performance along with the participants of the ceremony. People from various culture march passed wearing their own customs. People chanted mantras of seven religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Kiratism, Christianity, Jainism, and Sikhism during the March pass. Various other groups of different caste and culture like Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, Newar, Rai, Limbu, Chhetri, Brahmins, etc. supported the march pass from their side.
After March pass, the tourism minister of Nepal, Mr. Yogesh Bhattarai continued the show with his short speech and vision towards Visit Nepal 2020. He claimed that Nepal was a unique creation of nature and invoked all the visitors to come Nepal for lifetime experience. Then, president of Nepal, Ms. Vidhya Devi Bhandari lighted the flame of unity to inaugurate the Visit Nepal 2020 and kept her speech about Visit Nepal 2020. She mentioned that tourism is the main backbone of the country’s economy and development. She requested all Nepali (in and outside the country) to be a part of the campaign and make it successful. Tourism minister of India – Prahlad Singh Patel, China – Wang Xiaofeng, Myanmar – U Ohn Mauug and Jamaica – Edmund Bartlett also spend their valuable time to participate in the inauguration ceremony. They thanked for the invitation and wished for the grand success of the campaign Visit Nepal 2020 individually during their speech.
Visit Nepal 2020 Inauguration Ceremony !
Dasharath stadium was glowing by the inauguration ceremony. Choppers and Helicopter were over the stadium and Kathmandu valley with banner and Nepal’s flag to promote the campaign Visit Nepal 2020. Various cultural programs of different cultures were performed afterwards. Participants wearing custom of different culture and tradition reflected the diversified culture of the country. Musical show by artists like Yogeshwor Amatya and Siwani Moktan were also performed. The history of the living goddess “Kumari” was also shown in a form of cultural dance. The choreography of Kumari dance was nice and appreciable. Information on history of expedition and mountains were also shown on screen which was an informational one too. Instead of fire cracker, a laser light show was performed which was very creative and mind blowing to see and experience. A combine dance of different culture and traditions were also performed. The Nepalese army and other parties performed different form of dance including the sword dance too. Various celebrities and artist such as Miss Nepal, blogger, singers also supported the ceremony with their participation in the program. Fireworks were also lighted at the end of the ceremony promoting VISIT NEPAL 2020 with flame and lights.
The inauguration ceremony program ended successfully with a great supports of the Nepal government, Nepal army, participants, entrepreneur and all the tourism stakeholders. Just like the opening ceremony of Visit Nepal 2020, hope to accomplish the target of 2 million tourist in Nepal. We hope that each and every governmental as well as non-governmental tourism stakeholder of Nepal will be conscious about their duty and responsibilities. Every Nepali people should realize the importance of tourism and also realize the old Nepali slogan of Atithi Devo vawa: Guest is god.
-By: Santosh Blon
Global Holidays Adventure Pvt.Ltd