Nepal Sambat New Year celebration in photos
KATHMANDU: The Newar community on Friday observes the Nepal Sambat New Year. It is an indigenous calendar of Nepal and has reached the year 1142.
Shankhadhar Sakhwa, who got national recognition posthumously from the Government of Nepal for his contribution during the Lichchhavi dynasty, founded Nepal Sambat after freeing citizens of the country from their debts. The New Year is being celebrated in commemoration of this day.
Here are some photos taken at a program organized to observe the New Year. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was also present during the program.