Kathmandu, November 8, 2018: Newar communities are celebrating Nepal Sambat 1139 today by organizing different rallies such as Bhintuna rally in various part of the country to mark this auspicious day.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished peace, prosperity and happiness to all Nepali brothers and sisters residing both in the country and abroad. She expressed that Nepal Sambat (New Year) would help foster fraternity, social unity and coexistence among all Nepali.
Likewise, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has also extended his best wishes with the message of this occasion to bring peace, happiness, prosperity, progress and good health to all Nepalis brothers and sisters. Additionally, he mentioned that different types of cultures have made our country rich which shall further strengthen mutual harmony, brotherhood and unity among all Nepalis.
Nepal Sambat is the original calendar of Nepal that symbolises the contribution of Shankhadhar Sakhwa who relieved the people of Nepal off debt during the rule of by Lichchhavi King Raghavdev in 880 AD.