KATHMANDU, FEB 08 -
Kirat Rai, an indigenous community, is organising an international conference and Kirat Mahotsav in April to safeguard common identity and development of Rai culture, language and tradition. The main objective of the two-day conference is to unite all Rais living across the world and persuade them for the development of their language, culture and tradition, said main organising committee of Kirat Rai International Conference.
Rai people from Deheradhun, Sikkim, Darjeeling and Asham of India; Hong Kong; the UK; Japan; America; and some other countries will participate in the function, which will be held at City Hall from April 10-11.
During Kirat Mahotsav different Kirat descendants—Rai, Limbu, Yakha, Sunuwar and minorities like Haayu, Surehlu, Jirel and Thami—will present different cultural shows. The three-day Mahotsav will be held at Tundikhel from April 12-14.