President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-ethnic and a multi-lingual country.
The Head of the State said this while addressing a programme organized to present letters of appreciation to various personalities today. The programme was organized by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and the Bouddha Darshan Prbardhan tatha Gumba Bikas Samiti, Lalitpur.
She said the costumes, customs and language of the people living in the mountainous, hilly and the Tarai (southern plains) region is the national identity of the country which has established its uniqueness in the world.
On the occasion, President Bhandari honoured 399 individuals who earned higher education in Buddhist philosophy, presenting them with letters of appreciation.
Also speaking on the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar said the Buddhist education has proved a means of achieving peace