Nepal’s National Day, 2018 Celebrated in Bangkok

The Third Anniversary of the Constitution Day (National Day) of Nepal was celebrated by the Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok in a grand manner on 19 September 2018.

To celebrate the national day, the Embassy organized a Reception in a local hotel. H.E. Mr. Jirayu Issarangkool Na Ayuthaya, Privy Councilor, was present in the programme as the Chief Guest. A large number of guests including high ranking Government Officials of the Royal Thai Government, members of the diplomatic corps in Bangkok, friends and well-wishers of Nepal from various walks of life, media representatives and Nepalese nationals attended the Reception.

H. E. Dr. Khaga Nath Adhikari, Ambassador of Nepal in Bangkok, proposed toasts for the health, happiness and longevity of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun of Thailand and the Rt. Hon. President of Nepal, Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari. In his remarks, H. E. the Ambassador highlighted Nepal’s efforts for effective implementation of the Constitution of Nepal, including elections for all the three tiers of government and formulations of necessary laws. He also talked about the long struggle and sacrifices of the Nepali people for establishing democracy in the country. “… we now feel happy and proud to be a part of the global democratic society, with a democratic political system of our choice, with necessary legal instruments including the constitution and other laws made by our representatives, and with a government elected by ourselves”, he said. He added that the Government and the people of Nepal are now focused on the economic development and social transformation of the country. He also spoke about Nepal-Thailand relations.

The Embassy also utilized the occasion to promote Nepal’s tourism, trade and culture. With the objective of promoting Nepal’s tourism, large-framed photographs of main tourist destinations and banners were displayed in the hotel hall-way. Video of Nepal’s main tourist attractions and products was played on the screen inside the program hall throughout the program. Nepali handicrafts and pashmina products were on display along the hallway to the Reception. Nepalese nationals in traditional Nepali costumes, representing diversified Nepali cultural and ethnic communities, added beauty and colour to the program. The guests also enjoyed the taste of some typical Nepali dishes served in a separate Nepali Corner in the reception hall. A group of performers from Cultural Explore Nepal came to Bangkok from Kathmandu and presented typical Nepali cultural performances.

The celebrations were organized with close cooperation from various Nepalese organisations in Thailand, including Thai Nepali Association; NRNA, Thailand; Nepal Airlines; Stylo’s Collection Co. Ltd.; Himalayan Restaurant; Western Union; Oriental Carpets; Himalayan Inn, Pattaya; Mitra Garments; Kirati Sangh, Tamang Samaj, Hungry Eyes; Everest Kitchen; Boss Suites Nana Hotel, etc.
In the celebrations of the Constitution Day, the Embassy also observed Deepavali in the Embassy premises for three days, from 18 to 20 September 2018.

Embassy of Nepal
20 September 2018