Lalitpur Metropolitan City provide fund for preservation Jatra and dance
24th Jan, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew
LALITPUR, Jan 24: The Lalitpur Metropolitan City has provided financial assistance for the establishment of a fund for the preservation of historical and cultural as well as religious significance processions and dances.
The metropolis has provided assistance for the establishment of the fund saying that the existence of these intangible assets should not be in crisis due to lack of funds.
Accordingly, the metropolis handed over Rs 5 million for the Kartik Nach Retirement Fund on Saturday. The metropolis has transferred the amount from the budget of the fiscal year 2078/79. Last year, the metropolis had transferred Rs. 5 million from the budget of the Fiscal Year 2077/78. The fund of Kartik Nach is now one crore.
Metropolitan Chief Chiribabu Maharjan said that the existence of historical, cultural and religious festivals and dances was in crisis due to lack of funds. He said, "Last year I promised to help Kartik Nach to make a fund of Rs 10 million. Last year I handed over Rs 5 million and now I have handed over Rs 5 million. I am very happy."
Kiran Chitrakar, chairperson of the Kartik Dance Conservation Committee, thanked the Lalitpur Metropolitan Chief for handing over the funds for the fund as per his commitment. He said, "Dance will not stop now due to lack of funds. Now we will increase it to 100 million."
Chairman of Lalitpur Metropolitan Ward No. 16 Nirmal Ratna Shakya said that the metropolis has done exemplary work in heritage conservation. He informed that Rs. 1 million has already been transferred from the ward budget for the Kartik Nach Retirement Fund.
2.5 million has already been transferred for the Harisiddhi Bhawani Devi Dance Retirement Fund and 2.5 million will be provided in the fiscal year 2078/79. The metropolis has already handed over Rs 2.5 million for the Rudrayani dance to be performed in Khokana. Similarly, there is a program to provide Rs. 2.5 million in the Fiscal Year 2078/79. Accordingly, the metropolis has set aside Rs.
The procession, which has been postponed for 24 years, started four years ago. Maharjan, the chief of the metropolis, said that it would not be difficult to raise funds for the continuation of Jatra and Nach.