Karnali Utsav

Karnali Utsav (Karnali Festival)  is a three-day idea festival organized by the Hriti Foundation every year in Surkhet, the capital of Karnali. This open debate is  focused on the sustainable economic development of Karnali, socio-cultural identity and the road map for building a prosperous Karnali. The festival is being supported by the Karnali State Government, various local level governments of Karnali and the corporate sector. Karnali Utsav is a campaign to get to know and identify Karnali through various aspects. Festival explores the identity and potential of Karnali as well as contributes intellectually to the prosperity of the entire province.

Karnali Utsav First Edition (2020)

Hriti Foundation organized the First edition of the Karnali Utsav- Kuda Karnalika 2020 on March 3-5 in Birendranagar Surkhet, capital city of Karnali Province.  Karnali Utsav is a campaign to get to know and identify Karnali through various aspects. Festival explores the identity and potential of Karnali as well as contributes intellectually to the prosperity of the entire province.

Festival was inaugurated at 11 am on March 3, 2020. The continuous dialogue and discussion in 14 consecutive sessions for the next three days has brought a kind of energy to Karnali. Throughout the festival, the country’s attention has been focused on Karnali. The first edition of this campaign to change the perception of Karnali, which has become synonymous with disease, hunger and grief, has been successfully completed. The event was attended by eminent personalities of the country, all those who understood and wanted to understand Karnali.

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Karnali Utsav Second Edition (2021)

Hriti Foundation organized the second edition of the Karnali Utsav- Kuda Karnalika 2077 on March 10, 11,12, and 13 in Birendranagar Surkhet, the capital city of Karnali Province.  The first edition of this policy dialogue was held in Birendranagar, Surkhet on March 3, 4, and 5, 2020. Karnali Utsav is a campaign to get to know and identify Karnali through various aspects. The Festival explores the identity and potential of Karnali as well as contributes intellectually to the prosperity of the entire province.

Festival was inaugurated at 2 pm on March 10, 2021. The continuous dialogue and discussion in 14 consecutive sessions for the next three days has brought a kind of energy to Karnali. Throughout the festival, the country’s attention has been focused on Karnali. The second edition of this campaign to change the perception of Karnali, which has become synonymous with disease, hunger and grief, has been successfully completed. The event was attended by eminent personalities of the country, all those who understood and wanted to understand Karnali.

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Karnali Utsav Third Edition (2022)

Hriti Foundation organized the second edition of the Karnali Utsav- Kuda Karnalika 2022 on March 27-29   in Birendranagar Surkhet, the capital city of Karnali Province. Karnali Utsav is a campaign to get to know and identify Karnali through various aspects. The Festival explores the identity and potential of Karnali as well as contributes intellectually to the prosperity of the entire province.

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