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 First Edition 2020
Hriti Foundation, Surkhet, a non-profit making NGO has successfully completed 3 day (3-5 March 2020) the first edition of Karnali Festival in the Provincial center of Karnali Province, Birendranagar Surkhet. More than 60 speakers participated in the festival having more than 15 sessions. The speakers were writers, policy makers, politicians, sociologists, politicians, critics government officials and public personalities, who discussed in the panel issues of Karnali like art, literature, culture, history, politics, tradition, health, trade, employment, prospect and challenges of Karnali province. The festival has been remarkable to explore the prospects of Karnali province for its development and prosperity. More
Karnai 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, capital city of Karnali Province. 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. 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. More