Kathmandu, 1 January – The 5th National Dhaka Topi Day is being observed across the country with various programmes on Monday.
The theme of the Day for this year is ‘Nepali Topi: Nepali Pahichan, Yahi Ho Hamro Rastriya Pahichan’ (Our National Identity: Nepali Topi).
As part of the celebration, Jagaruk Yuwa Campaign took out a rally this morning. The rally began from Maitighar and ended at Ratnapark Shanti Batika after passing through Bhadrakali, New Road.
Scores of Nepalis clad in dhaka topi, and the national dress (daura suruwal) with the national flag in their hands showed prompt participation in the campaign.
Speaking at the event, Rasriya Topi Campaign’s leader Janardan Poudel said celebrating the Day meant saving ‘dying out’ Nepali culture and identity.
Likewise, dhaka topis of different kinds have been put on display in Basantapur to mark the Day.
The event was organised by the Nepal Tourism Board.