Na­tional cap day ob­served

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Af­ter the then prime min­is­ter Babu­ram Bhat­tarai sus­pended Daura-Sur­wal and Gu­nai-Ch­holi as the na­tional dress, some spon­ta­neous youths launched a cam­paign to ob­serve 1 Jan­uary as the na­tional cap day since Jan­uary 2070.

Since then, the first day of the English New Year is be­ing ob­served as the na­tional cap day. To­day, although the gov­ern­ment has not adopted this event as the na­tional day, the en­tire Nepali peo­ple ob­served the event as a fes­ti­val world­wide. The cam­paign­ers, af­ter the suc­cess of the event among the mass, have an­nounced to ob­serve 1 Baisakh (mid-April, Nepali New Year) as the na­tional dress day and urged all the Nepalis to wear Daura-Sur­wal and Gu­nau-Ch­holi on the day. The cam­paign­ers have stated that this dress is the Nepali iden­tity.

Speak­ing at a func­tion or­gan­ised to mark the na­tional cap day, CPN leader BhimRawal crit­i­cized Babu­ramBhat­tarai for scrap­ping na­tional dress (Daura-Sur­wal and Guanu-Ch­holi), which is the Nepali iden­tity.

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