KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepal is hosting a week-long Nepal-India Crafts Festival (NICF) from Friday in order to enhance bilateral relationship between the two countries in the field of arts and crafts.
The festival will have more than 20 stalls from Nepal and India and will showcase the crafts and products which inherit the cultural and historical meaning of the two countries.
South Asia Foundation (SAF) in association with Embassy of India, state government of Goa and Nepal Tourism Board are jointly organizing the festival, according to Apoorva Srivastava, an official of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
“The festival will open an opportunity for craft exchange program between Nepal and India,” Srivastava told a press meet in Kathmandu on Wednesday. “Nepal has a very rich crafts tradition and this festival will also provide a platform to the artisans from Nepal and India to exchange ideas and explore larger cooperation.”
According to a press release issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Goa will be the focus state of India for the festival. The festival will see 25 crafts persons from Goa.
The festival aims to tie up effective and comprehensive collaboration between Nepal and India for a larger participation in the field of arts and crafts.