World Heritage Week being celebrated with heritage march

15th Apr, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Apr 15: The World Heritage Week is being marked this year with a heritage march from Hanuman Dhoka to Swayambhu, to be conducted on April 21.

In a press conference organized on Friday, the World Heritage Festival core committee and Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan, Bidhya Sundar Shakya, said that the march will be conducted from one world heritage site (Hanuman Dhoka) to another (Swayambhu) and seek to raise awareness about their value and conservation.

House of Representatives member of Kathmandu Constituency-8, Jivan Ram Shrestha, said that Nepal's heritage is becoming dilapidated despite its art and culture being famous around the world since ancient times. He said that the march will be helpful in raising awareness about the different heritage monuments in the region.

The World Heritage Week will also be celebrated by organizing cleanup activities, sports, and art exhibitions. The March will be inaugurated by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari at Hanuman Dhoka and formally concluded by Prime Minister K.P. Oli at Swayambhu Bhuikhel Ground.