• Short Summary

    THE RULER OF NEPAL, KING MAHENDRA, CELEBRATED HIS FORTY-SIXTH BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY, AND RECEIVED THE GOOD WISHES OF HIS SUBJECTS IN CEREMONIES GLITTERING WITH PAGEANTRY.

  • Description

    THE RULER OF NEPAL, KING MAHENDRA, CELEBRATED HIS FORTY-SIXTH BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY, AND RECEIVED THE GOOD WISHES OF HIS SUBJECTS IN CEREMONIES GLITTERING WITH PAGEANTRY.

    THE BIRTHDAY COINCIDED WITH THE SECOND ALL-NEPAL YOUTH FESTIVAL WHICH OPENED IN THE CAPITAL, KATHMANDU, ON THURSDAY. OVERSEAS DELEGATIONS TO THE YOUTH FESTIVAL JOINED IN THE CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE ROYAL BIRTHDAY.

    KING MAHENDRA IS NOT ONLY THE TEMPORAL LEADER OF NEPAL. HIS FAMILY ARE HINDU RAJPUTS - MAKING THEM ALSO RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF THEIR PEOPLE. IN NEPAL, KING MAHENDRA IS REGARDED ALMOST AS A LIVING GOD.

    KING MAHENDRA WAS WELCOMED TO THE CELEBRATIONS BY NINE GIRLS, SYMBOLISING GODDESSES, AND WALKED PAST 47 BRASS URNS FILLED WITH SACRED WATER - ONE FOR EACH YEAR SINCE HIS BIRTH.

    LATER, THE KING WATCHED A PARADE OF HIS HOUSEHOLD ROYAL CAVALRY AND GROUPS REPRESENTING VARIOUS YOUTH AND CIVIC ORGANISATIONS.

    OVERSEAS YOUTH DELEGATIONS INCLUDED YOUNGSTERS FROM INDIA, PAKISTAN, BRITAIN, WEST GERMANY, THE SOVIET UNION, THE UNITED STATES AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

    THE CELEBRATIONS WERE ALSO ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN NEPAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1F9E0UWUJYEXGA24K0KPWWQMG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1F9E0UWUJYEXGA24K0KPWWQMG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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