Kathmandu- The Sixth Nepali Topi Diwas or the Nepali Cap Day has been celebrated in a grand manner today. Jagaruk Youth Abhiyan celebrated the Nepali Topi Day under the slogan, "Nepali Topi: Our Pride, Our Identity".
Youths gathered at Maitighar Mandala today, the first day of the English New Year, and marked the day as in the previous years, continuing the tradition. The youths also organised morning rally from Maitighar Mandala to New Baneshwor. The Abhiyan started celebrate the 'Topi Day' since 2070 BS for the protection of Nepali original attire.
The Abhiyan has been celebrating Nepali Topi Day demanding Nepali Topi (Dhaka Topi, Bhadgaule Topi) should be declared as the national identity after the then government removed Daura Suruwal, Topi and Gunyu Cholo from the list of national dress.
The youths donning Daura Suruwal and Dhaka Topi stressed the need of protecting national dress, demanding recognition to Dhaka topi as national identity.
Meanwhile, a rally was organsied at Kakadvitta in Jhapa on the occasion of Nepali Topi Day. People's representatives, hotel entrepreneurs, representatives of local political parties and chiefs of different organisations went through Kakadvitta bazaar wearing topi.
Travel Association, Jhapa, Chair Nir Bahadur Karki, said that the Day was marked with the objective of promoting and protecting Nepali Dhaka Topi.