Welcome to Nepal – a nation rich in diversity. And, to ensure that you get taste of many of the cultural aspects of the country in a short span of time, ‘we’ bring you the Great Red Roadshow!
The Great Red Roadshow is a blend of culture, music and more [more is a surprise… witness it yourself as it could be anything].
It’s called Great because everything associated with the organizers are great [great organizer, great history and great individuals]; it’s Red, because this year everything will be colored in red – even the t-shirts of the performers who have been brought to Kathmandu from far flung districts for your entertainment. And, the city is waving with red event flags everywhere.
Since it’s a Roadshow – it will be staged on the road – everywhere – and the organizers have made it clear that there would be no vehicles [well, except those which carries either heavyweights or no-weights] to disturb you during the event.
Best of all – the entry to the Roadshow is completely FREE!
[Errr, are you thinking what benefits the organizers get from the event? It’s a little complex. If the Roadshow is organized well-managed and best possible way, they will be called good organizers and will get chance to earn through other businesses. Else, they are ready to bear the loss for the betterment of the people and nation’s cultural diversity.]
The government has ensured your security and will be deploying more policemen to ensure that you all are safe. If required, the army could be sent in to protect you.
The organizers however believe that the security arrangement is ‘waste of resources’ as the event will be as peaceful as possible.
What to expect? Expect dances, songs, traditional (and non-traditional) musical instruments, chants, hymns, march past and runs at every nook and corner of the main streets. Meet people of every walks, race and dresses – brought in especially for you.
And, the Great Red Roadshow is happening just a few months shy of 2011 – the year of tourism for Nepal and the hopes are high the event will ‘really’ help to bring the country in news headlines thus affecting the tourist flow during the year.
Nepali people are so ‘enthusiastic’ about the event that they will close down all their business outlets, shops, schools and offices to ‘support’ the event.
So, what are you waiting for? Welcome to the Great Red Roadshow!