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Nepal president Bidhya Devi Bhandari visits Rashtrapati Bhavan; given ceremonial guard of honour

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President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari paying tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat in New Delhi on 18 April. Bhandari arrived on 17 April on a five-day visit to India at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. PTI

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President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Bhandari. She was then accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. PTI

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Bhandari inspects the guard of honour during her ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 18 April. PTI

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Bhandari is accompanied by a 33-member delegation that includes Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and Peace and Reconstruction Minister Sita Devi Yadav, five women MPs and senior officials. PTI

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This is Bhandari's first visit abroad after assuming office in 2015. She was scheduled to have visited India last May, but the trip was cancelled after the then cabinet in Nepal said it was not adequately prepared for it. PTI


Updated Date: Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM

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