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Tihar Dhamaka (1)TIHAR DHAMAKA
Bihani Social Venture hosted a fun event called the Tihar Dhamaka on November 7 on their premises in Kupondole. The programme brought together youngsters and elders in an environment of festivity. They had also organised fun activities such as family treasure hunt, Tai- Chi, drama, slam poetry, and a bazaar.

International Peace Conference on the theme of “Making the World Better for Future Generations: Finding Solutions to Climate Change and World Hunger” was held at Hyatt Regency on November 25. Organised by Universal Peace Federation, the event also marked the 10th anniversary of Nepal’s peace process and its founder’s world peace tour. The event saw the participation of a number of national and international dignitaries including religious leaders from Korea, USA, Japan, Philippine, Thailand, Austria, Finland, and Qatar among others.

From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all. Education can be a transforming factor that makes a huge difference in the lives of the people who receive it; especially that of young women who have to fight for their right to be educated in many parts of this world. 2015 marks the 24th year of the 16-day of activism against gender based violence campaign initiated in 1991. Hence on the occasion, Zonta Club of Kathmandu with support from WHO organised an event called ‘UNITED AGAINST VIOLENCE’ on December 4 at the Nepal Academy Hall. Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Madhu Prasad Regmi was the chief guest.

A Walk to Remember Nepal A walk to remember Nepal
Live to Love and Drukpa Nepal conducted a press briefing on the conclusion of ‘A Walk To Remember Nepal’ padyatra on November 23 at Reporters’ Club. The week long padyatra from November 15-22 was undertaken by the monks of Drukpa Nepal led by His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa in the earthquake affected areas of Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal. The walk was organised to raise international awareness for the need to support communities and raise funds to help restore schools and heritage sites which were damaged during the disaster in April.

CELEBRITIES AGAINST MENSTRUAL TABOO Celebrities against menstrual taboo Menstrual Exclusion_MG_515_Post Photo - Aabas Shrestha Menstrual Exclusion_MG_517_Post Photo - Aabas Shrestha Menstrual Exclusion_MG_522_Post Photo - Aabas Shrestha
MITRA Samaj is currently involved in a campaign called ‘I Am Against Menstrual Exclusion’ by spreading awareness regarding menstrual hygiene and breaking menstrual taboo among general public. The NGO launched a project called ‘4 Days of Fun’ on November 6 at Radisson Hotel. Several celebrities took part in the event where they pledged to utilise their social networking sites and public platforms to create awareness on the cause. The initiative has been supported by WaterAid.

AWON Christmas Bazar Hyatt

AWON organised its annual Christmas Bazaar on December 5 at the Hyatt Regency. The event had various stalls ranging from handicrafts, silver jewellery, pashminas, to paintings, clothing and others.


SINGHA DURBAR TV SERIES LAUNCH Singha Durbar TV series launch
The much anticipated TV series Singha Durbar was finally launched on November 3 at QFX Jai Nepal Cinema. The event was attended by several members of the cast and crew as well as various personalities of K-town. The chief guest was the US Ambassador to Nepal, Alaina B. Teplitz. Also present were speaker of the house Onsari Gharti Magar, and the series director Tsering Rhitar Sherpa.

PRAMILA THAPA BECOMES THE THIRD LIRIL FRESH FACE Pramila Thapa becomes the third Liril Fresh Face
Following several weeks of hard work, extensive challenges and the rigorous passion to become the face one of the most popular soap brands, Pramila Thapa, 19, has won the Liril Fresh Face. The contest saw the participation of several applicants who were shortlisted only to a total of 10. By winning, Pramila earns the opportunity to represent the global brand Liril in various media platforms of Nepal, is entitled to a refreshing beach holiday for two as well as a cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

JAGA KUMBHAKARNA! Jaga Kumbhakarna! (1)
A call to all Nepalis, Jaga Kumbhakarna (Wake Up And Act) was held on November 10. The rally was initiated as a part of a movement to ask citizens to raise their voice and urge the government to find a solution to the current gridlock. The rally began from Basantapur Durbar Square and concluded in Baluwatar, where a team of volunteers submitted a petition signed by more than a thousand people to the Prime Minister’s office.


Christmas Cake Mixing Annapurna HotelANNAPURNA HOTEL
To mark the upcoming Christmas celebrations, Hotel Annapurna hosted their annual Christmas Cake Mixing on November 22. The event was attended by well known women personalities and children from J and K House, an orphanage run by Nepal Youth Foundation. Everyone participated in the popular English tradition of mixing the age old ingredients to create the Chritmas cake under the warm winter sun. It was an afternoon of sumptuous food, drinks and a lot of laughter.

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL Christmas Cake Mixing -- Sangrila Hotel
The Shambala Garden of Hotel Shangri-La came alive with fun and laughter under the sun on December 6 when the hotel hosted their Christmas cake mixing. The ceremony took place amidst journalists, expats and the hotel General Manager Raju Bikram Shah. The event was followed by lunch.

Christmas Cake Mixing Yak & Yeti HotelHOTEL YAK AND YETI
Hotel Yak and Yeti conducted their Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony on December 7. Guests participated in the jolly pre-Christmas event held at the Atrium in the spirit of the season.



HYATT REGENCY KATHMANDU Christams Cake Mixing_Hyatt
Hyatt Regency warmed up for the festive season quite early this year by holding the Christmas cake mixing ceremony on November 24. Several public figures and socialites gathered to mix the ingredients to make a 50-kilogram cake. The mixture will be stored until Christmas Eve when it will be blended with cake batter to make cakes, cookies, stollen bread, mince pies and Yule log. The event concluded with a ceremonial afternoon tea in the hotel lobby.