InterviewPokhara Tourism

Tourist Inflow already begun for festival- Baral

Tourism Pokhara. Preparations for 19th edition of Pokhara Street Festival is already completed as Reban has stated earlier. Organised in the special occasion of english new year, the festival is expected to promote both internal and external tourism. The event is going to be held from 13th to 17th Poush in popular tourist destination Lakeside as in previous editions. A dedicated sub committee for event promotion is working hard to achieve the targets set by the organisers. In this context we present this short interview by our correspondant Mr Ganesh Baral with Mr Laxam Baral, coordinator of Event promotion subcommittee.

– Festival begins from tomorrow? How are the preparations?
Overall the preparations are satisfactory. Yesterday we announced the completion of event preparations. Therefore we are all set for the show.

– This time around you have handled the responsibility of promotion. What is present situation?
Yes, i got an opportunity to work as coordinator of festival promotion. And i believe i have successfully carried my responsibility. Our organiser committee, well wishers and our media team have returned recently after concluding our promotion program in Ktm, Butwal, Sauraha, Bhairahawa. We have received favourable response from everywhere.

– Beyond that how are promoting the event nationally as well as internationally?
This generation belongs to communication medium and social media. We are receiving significant help from newspapers, FMs, television channels and online media which have helped us to promote our festival in national and international level. I want to express my gratitude to all the helping hands.

– Festival get sets go from tomorrow. Expectations for spectators? Quantitatively?
We can see tourists inflow in increasing trend from Christmas already. The public presence during christmas has certainly excited us and raised our expectation for festival. Moreover a trend is getting set to celebrate Lhosar, New year and Christmas in Pokhara. We believe this trend is going to increase the spectators by almost 30pc.

– What do you want to add at the end?
Festival starts from tomorrow. We have already informed our well-wishers, groups and organizations to be a part of opening program. If by mistake, we left anyone to send in official invitation, i request each of you to take my request as an official invitation and attend the festival. Also i want to request everyone to attend the festival at-least once, visit, eat, sing, dance and enjoy to the fullest. Thankyou

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