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PM to visit Nepal on the occasion of Buddha Purnima

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. This will be PM Modi’s first visit to the country after getting his second term in the office.  Indian Air Force landed in Nepal’s yet-to-be inaugurated airport of the country. Besides the plane, bulletproof cars and security personnel also reached the place for security clearance ahead of the prime minister’s visit.

PM Modi and his counterpart are excepted to attend a ceremony at Maya Devi Temple. The temple is said to be the birthplace of Buddha. Officials sources confirmed the visit and said that PM will fly down to Lumbini from Kushi Nagar. It is also expected that he will lay the foundation stone of a monastery that is to be built with Indian assistance. The meeting is part of a regular high-level exchange to further the First Neighbourhood policy. 

Kathmandu’s envoy Shankar Prasad said, “the visit will be a significant development and the country had taken up all the bilateral issues during the visit by the Nepalese PM to Delhi and Varanasi last month.” PM Modi can also speak at the Buddha Memorial Ceremony which is organized by the Lumbini Development Trust.

 Officials from both sides are close-lipped about the development and the matter of discussion but cross-border routes from India to Nepal can be the figure. Moreover, the Development of the West Seti Hydropower Project, and the Pancheshwar Multipurpose project among others.

PM Modi in his last visit to Nepal had gone to Janakpur Sita Temple and Muktinath Vishnu Temple in Mustang District in Nepal during his first tenure. The dates are not yet confirmed but the visit is likely to be held on May 16.

By TIS Staffer
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