Kathmandu, October 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepalis within the country and abroad on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami.
In the message, President Bhandari has stated that our cultures are the greatest treasure of the country that contribute significantly to maintaining social unity, communal amity, mutual goodwill and fostering fraternity.
Stating that the culture of worshiping agricultural tools and various plants during the Dashain in Dashain Ghar, the President argued, had illustrated how integral relations agriculture and plants had with humans.
The Head-of-the-State opined that worshipping plants of various species during the Dashain had contributed to raising awareness about the conservation of the agricultural system and vegetation besides disseminating a symbolic message to make human life happy and prosperous.
Furthermore, she stated that the festivals that have been observed in our society since time immemorial are the pillars to keep our cultural identity and unity intact and to unite the geographical, religious, racial, cultural and linguistic diversity in the country.
President Bhandari, at the wake of ongoing risk of COVID-19 pandemic, has urged the people to follow the safety protocol enforced by the government while celebrating the biggest festival of Hindu.