Upper Manang locals to fine people not participating in festival

Kathmandu,July 11 : Locals of Upper Manang in a bid to protect the traditional festival of Yartung have introduced a provision of fine for those who do not participate in the festival. Binod Gurung, chairman of Tourism Entrepreneurs’ Association, Manang said that Rs 3,000 fine will be imposed on young boys who fail to participate in the festival. This festival is observed by riding horses.  Locals of Tanki and Manang villages jointly organise a horse race to celebrate Yartung which falls in the monsoon season.

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