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Chaudhary Foundation recently inaugurated their newly constructed ‘ Unnati Cultural Village ( UCV)’ at Harkapur, Nawalpur. Veteran artist Shyamlal Shrestha, Gaindakot Municipality’s
Mayor, Chhatraraj Poudel and Vice Chair of Chaudhary Foundation, Nirvana Chaudhary jointly inaugurated UCV amidst an official event. Chaudhary Foundation is the social initiative of Chaudhary Group.
Speaking at the event, Binod Chaudhary, Chairman, Chaudhary Foundation mentioned that UCV has finally come to fruition after years of tireless efforts. “Art, literature and culture are the foundations of any society. If we do not strengthen these foundations, the future generations will forget about it,” he said, adding, “We have established Unnati Cultural Village keeping in mind the present and future generations.”
The Foundation established UCV in response todisappearing cultures due to increased urbanization and modernization. There are restaurants, guesthouses and rooms that reflect Tharu culture at UCV.
The structures are adorned with paintings of various Tharu festivals and celebrations.
The essence of Tharu culture and community is engraved in this Cultural Village. Located 12 km away from Chitwan’s Narayangadh Bazaar, it is a culturally significant Tharu
Village with a Tharu Dabali and Tharu Bar within the premises. The Tharu Bar has been named ‘ Gadala Mod’ in Tharu language with Gadala meaning rice wine and Mod meaning alcohol. Other structures too have been named in Tharu language. Not just Tharu culture, other cultures too are well represented in the Village.
Spread across approximately six bighas of land, the Village boasts of a Nepali Arts Museum. An Art Centre has been set up for the promotion of art and literature. Kala Ghar, where artists can stay and create artworks can also be found once inside the Village.
The Village will have a Cultural Multipurpose Hall, where cultural banquets, gatherings, meetings, and cultural exhibitions can be organized. Likewise, a separate space has been assigned for ‘ Kala Batika’, with 18 places identified for the ‘ Open- Air Museum’.
Artists can create artworks and exhibit them here.