Today, the Embassy of Nepal, Muscat organized a Reception followed by Cultural Program on the occasion of the “National Day” of the Nepal organized on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of proclamation of the “Constitution of Nepal” at Hotel Sheraton, Muscat.
The program commenced with the national anthems of the Sultanate of Oman and Nepal followed by the welcome speech of Her Excellency Ambassador Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal. H.E. Dhakal informed the distinguished guests about the relevance of this day and presented a brief history of constitution making. H E Dhakal also briefed to the august gathering about basic salient features of foreign policy of Nepal, stable and favorable environment of Nepal and policies and initiatives of Nepal government.
H.E. Dhakal highlighted about various dimensions of Nepal-Oman relations and status of MoUs and agreements between the two countries. H.E. Ambassador extended her best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said for his Majesty’s personal health, happiness and wellbeing as well as continued peace, prosperity and harmony for the people of the Sultanate of Oman. Explaining about natural beauty of Nepal, Her Excellency Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal invited all the guests, their families and friends to visit Nepal.
After the speech, Guest of Honour, Honorable Mohammed bin Salim bin Said Al Toobi, Minister for Environment and Climate Affairs and Her Excellency Dhakal jointly cut the ceremonialcake. The event was followed by the musical performance from melodious Omani Singer Mr. Haitham Mohammad Rafi and silver-toned Greek-Omani Singer “Thanae Pachiyannaki” who performed a Nepali Song. Nepali community present in Oman also made their musical and dance performance reflecting Nepali music and diversity. Main attraction of today’s cultural event was Sur-Sudha, a musical group from Nepal that enlightened guests with their majestic performance and Ms Sadichhya Shrestha, Miss. Nepal 2010 who was the master of ceremony of the programme.
This year’s National Day also focused on promoting Nepal’s tourism as Nepal is celebrating“Visit Nepal Year 2020”. Displaying Nepali products, distributing brochures, map of Nepal, and live Nepali cuisine (MOMO & Selroti) of Nepal, presenting Nepali culture, music were allthe efforts in this regard. Video of Nepal’s main tourist attractions and products were played on the screen inside and outside the hall throughout the program.
More than 300 guests including the guest of Honour, Honorable Mohammed bin Salim bin Said Al ToobiMinister of Environment and Climate Affairs Hon. Dr. Ahmed bin Sulaiman bin Salih Al Maimani Member of Estate Council, Hon. Dr. Hamad bin Sulaiman bin Salim Al Salmi, Member of Estate Council, H.E. Mohammed bin Yusuf bin Qassim Al Zarafi, Under Secretary of MOFA for Admin & Finance Affairs, H.E. Ali bin Khalfan bin Salim Al Jabri, Under Secretary of Ministry of Information, H.E. Ambassador Skeikh Hilal bin Marhoon bin Salim Al-Mamari, Chief of West Asia Department, MOFA, H.E. Ambassador SkeikhMohammed bin Abdulla bin Ali Al-Qatabi, Chief of Asian Department, MOFA, H.E. Ambassador Nasser bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Busaidi, Chief of Protocol Department, MOFA, Her E. Dr. Hanan bint Ibrahim Al Shehiya, Chief of North America Department, MOFA, members of the diplomatic corps in Muscat, Business persons, media representatives, Nepali community in the Sultanate of Oman attended the reception.