Narendra Modi, KP Sharma Oli inaugurate Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli on Friday jointly inaugurated a 400-bed Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala – a rest house for pilgrims – build with the Indian assistance in Kathmandu.

 Narendra Modi, KP Sharma Oli inaugurate Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala in Kathmandu

Prime minister Narendra Modi and Nepal's prime minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurate the dharmashala. Twitter @MEAIndia

"I am glad to inaugurate the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala in Kathmandu," Modi said as he handed over the rest house to the Pashupati Area Development Trust.

The dharamshala has provision for family rooms, kitchen, dining hall, library and some multipurpose halls to meet the requirements of the travellers and families on pilgrimage to Pashupatinath temple – located on the banks of the Bagmati river.

"This is not just a building... The Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala will remind the visitors about the friendship of the two neighbours," Modi told a gathering, amid applause.

He also hailed the Nepal government's decision to publish in Nepali language the poems of late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

"I thank Prime Minister Oli and the Nepal government for this touching gesture," Modi said.

He said the Buddhism teaches how to successfully confront the challenges of extremism and terrorism.

Modi also lauded the political stability in Nepal, saying the government in Kathmandu is working for the welfare of the Nepalese people.

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Updated Date: Aug 31, 2018 18:27:20 IST