The festival of Teej is the Nepali equivalent of Karva Chauth. Recently, the Nepalese in the Capital got together to celebrate the festival with much pomp. ‘This is the ninth edition of the festival in Delhi,’ said Ram Dangi, organiser, Pravash Nepali Samiti.
‘On this day, the married women go back to their family which is followed by a great feast,’ added Dangi.
The festival, which took place in Civil Lines, saw a huge turnout. ‘There were about 2,400 people with 300 people volunteering to help and 22 people as the management team,’ he said.
At the festival, women came dressed like brides wearing heavy jewellery. Red was the colour of the day for women and also the artistes who all were dressed for the ocassion.
A number of performers were flown down from Nepal. Ramji Khand, Krishna Gurung and Sita Neupane were some singers from Nepal who had especially come to India for the festival. There were also dance performances by Jay Kumar and Maya Ranabhat who brought the festivities to a greater climax even when the rain decided to play a spoilsport.
The crowd continued with the celebration amidst the rain. The programme also included a hilarious performance by Nepal’s popular laughter artist Pokhreli Magne Buda. Towards the end of the celebration, a feast of Nepali food was also organised.
For the ocassion, K.N.Adhikari [Charge d’ Affairs, Embassy of Nepal] also came down.