President Bidya Devi Bhandari has left for New Delhi, India, on five-day official visit on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj has received President Bhandari on her arrival in New Delhi.
Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Speaker Onsari Gharti have reached the Tribhuvan International Airport to see off President.
The government has announced public holidays on April 17 and April 21 as President Bidya Devi Bhandari is flying to India for five-day official visit.
A cabinet meeting today decided to provide public holidays on the head of the sate Bhandari’s departure and arrival days.
President Bhandari has left for five-day official visit to India with 34-member delegation comprising Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat and Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Sita Devi Yadav.
This is the first foreign official visit of President since her appointment to head of the state in October 2015. Indian President Mukharjee had invited President Bhandari during his visit to Nepal last year in November.
The government has also declared a public holiday today due to President’s official visit to New Delhi.