Saptari, Oct 20 : A Tharu Ethnographic Museum is to be opened at Jamuwa of Kanchanrup Municipality-6 in Saptari district. The museum building has been constructed.
Chief Conservation Officer at the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Ramdev Chaudhary inaugurated the museum building on Monday.
The two-storied building has been constructed on one kaththa land and at a cost of six million 875 thousand rupees. Of this amount, Rs 5.5 million was provided by the Ministry of Forests and Environment while the rest was in the form of local voluntary labour contribution.
On the occasion, Chaudhary expressed the belief that operation of the museum would help preserve the culture and customs of the indigenous Tharu peoples and promote tourism in the area.
Home stay services have also been started at the place and eight houses are providing this facility to the visitors.
The place is close to the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the Triyuga and the Saptakoshi rivers, the Chandranahar, the oldest modern irrigation canal system of the country developed during the time of the Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher, the famous religious sites like Chatara and Baraha Kshetra, the community forest and the Chure region.