Indrajatra, one of the major Jatra (festivals) celebrated in the Kathmandu valley is a major occasion for any Newar residing in the valley. All of us belonging to different religions have festivals of our own and celebrate and rejoice them. Any festival celebrated in the country is seen with equal respect. Even the government has announced public holidays for many of the festivals celebrated by people from different clans.
The significance of Indrajatra need not be described to any one, be them be residing inside the valley or not. It is one of the major festivals celebrated in the valley for several days; with chariots of Ganesh, Kumari and Bhairav being taken around many city areas. There had always been a system in which a small amount of budget had been allotted for the occasion.
What is your definition of Democracy? Many people will definitely have many different opinions. Yes truly, but it does not mean that the people in power start supressing the public in the name of Security. In this scenerio, Sangesh has written an interesting article regarding one part of human lifestyle.
Administrator’s note: This is a guest post from Dr. Shrijana Manandhar. The author is currently practicing Veterinary Health care and also works as an Animal Nutritionist in a feed industry.
Who is responsible for the stray animals in busy streets of Kathmandu: Farmers, locals or the municipality ?