Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a two-day visit to Nepal on Friday in what he described as a reflection of his government’s commitment to the Neighbourhood First policy. Here are some snapshots of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Nepal visit.
PM Modi arrived in Janakpur, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mithila.
Large crowds lined the streets of Janakpur to catch a glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Nepal visit as his cavalcade passed by.
The two Prime Ministers flagged off a bus service between Janakpur and Ayodhya. They announced the joint development of a Ramayana circuit in India and Nepal. Narendra Modi said that King Janak and King Dashrath of Ayodhya had ensured a bond of friendship between the two countries.
Prime Minister Modi offered prayers at the Janaki temple and thanked his Nepalese counterpart for accompanying him there. The Indian Prime Minister was seen sporting the traditional Mithila headgear, paag.
Visiting the temple that holds a special place in the hearts of people of India and Nepal was a memorable experience for him, Prime Minister Modi wrote in the visitor’s book. He expressed his gratitude to the Nepalese government and the people of Janakpur for according him an enthusiastic welcome.
He also addressed a civic reception in Janakpur. He spoke about the strong historical links between India and Nepal and how a robust India-Nepal friendship augurs well for the people of the two countries.
PM Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit will also cover Kathmandu and Muktinath.
In a statement on the eve of his departure on the two-day Nepal visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this was his third visit to the country. He also referred to the Nepalese PM’s India visit last month and said, “Prime Minister Oli and I will have the opportunity to take forward our recent wide-ranging discussions in New Delhi on issues of mutual interest, and to advance our cooperative partnership across diverse sectors”.