29th Annual Rafting Festival-2017 Kicks Off
Chief guest Secretary of MoCTCA Mr. Shankar Adhikari inaugurated the " 29th Annual Rafting Festival-2017" to take the part in the rafting expedition program after the 30 minutes safety drill briefing from Joint Treasurer Mr. Kamal Bdr. Thakuri with the domestic tourists organized by Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) and supported by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) headed from Belkhu to Malekhu at Truisuli River on May 27. In took four hours to clear the 25km far river distance to reach the Malekhu Resort.
Government Officials, NARA Executive Committee, NTB officials, NARA Members, Police Officials, Rafting & Kayaking Guides, Tourism Entrepreneurs, NGOs, Environment Organizations, Journalists and Locals approximately 400 people have also been participated at the program.
At the Press Meet Program Mr. Adhikari assured to implement the media response to save the Trisuli River. Mr. Chandra P. Dahal president of NARA added "Save the River for Tourism" all the rivers must be save not only for the rafting and tourism purpose but also for our future generation, without river we couldn't survive at all. Secretary of NARA Mr. Shiva Adhikary said we must save the rivers of Nepal from the illegal excavated stone, gravel and sand.