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Kathmandu Mission organises food and music fest

28 Mar 2019, 17:16

NTV Online

Kathmandu: As part of celebration of 48th Anniversary of Independence and National Day of Bangladesh, the Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu in collaboration with Hotel Yak & Yeti has organised the Bangladesh Food and Music Festival-2019 at Yak & Yeti Hotel in city centre of Kathmandu from 27 March - 2 April 2019.

The festival was inaugurated by Mashfee Binte Shams, Ambassaor of Bangladesh in Nepal on 27 March where Industry, Commerce and Supplies Minister of Nepal Matrika Prasad Yadav was present as chief guest. Noted Bangladesh Chef Ummah Mostofa of Ummah’s Kitchen presented delicious Bangladeshi cuisine and renowned Singer Partha Barua and Nasim Ali Khan of Music Band group ‘Souls’ from Bangladesh presented mesmerizing music show at the inaugural ceremony which was attended by Ambassadors, diplomats, officials of Nepal Government, political leaders, members of the civil society, artists, cultural activists and representatives of the print and electronic media and the expatriate Bangladesh community living in Kathmandu.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Mashfee Binte Shams stated that the Embassy brought Bangladesh food and music to the Nepali people as a part of its efforts to strengthen people-to-people contacts. She noted that even without understanding the language everyone could enjoy good food and the melody of music and that would bring people together and work as a building block to further enhance the existing excellent bilateral relations between the two counties. She also stated that Bangladesh is now  a middle income country and moving towards becoming a developed and prosperous nation, the ‘Sonar Bangla’ dreamed by the Father of the Nation under the dynamic leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and invited the people of Nepal to be a partner in the development and prosperity of Bangladesh.