Unity In Diversity
Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-linguistic and multi-ethnic country. Since its inception in civilization, Nepal has been a home to diversified settlements in terms of ethnicity, religion, dialect and culture. Here people of different origin and different beliefs are all living together in peace and harmony under the shade of Nepalese sentiment. After the Unification of Nepal by King Prithivi Narayan Shah of the Shah dynasty, the concept of Unity in Diversity was accepted by the state and thus put forward in his famous “Dibya Upadesh”, the Divine Sermon as “Nepal Chaar Jaat Chhatis Barna Ko Shajha Fulbari Ho, Sabai Lai Chetana Bhaya” (Nepal is a home to 4 castes and 36 sub-castes, may all be aware!!). With the advancement of modern society, these words have been reflected and retained in the society of Nepal as tolerance, harmony and peace in religion and culture. Despite being a Hindu state for over 2 centuries, the state has offered equality and inclusion of every caste, ethnic group, religion, dialect, culture and belief. After being announced as a Republic and a Secular state, the Interim Constitution of Nepal has given a place to the concept of social inclusion that will impart an equal opportunity to its every citizen irrespective of caste, culture, religion, dialect and ethnicity.