Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Nepal today, after heavy campaigning for the Karnataka elections. He was in Janakar, which is considered to be Goddess Sita’s birth place. He also inaugurated a bus that is going to travel to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram, with Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. This gesture is going to promote tourism between the two countries. Modi is going to stay in Nepal for two days, during which he is going to hold official meeting with Oli, while also visiting the pilgrimage centres of the country. A list of official announcements and pacts with Nepal can be expected from this visit.
Narendra Modi also stressed the importance of trade relationship between the two countries, as Nepal is emerging as strong generator of electricity and that India provides 450MW electricity to the neighboring country, which ties in their important relations.
He lauded Nepal by saying that whenever there has been a crisis, the two countries have stood by and supported each other. He announced that Nepal and India are going to join hands for the agriculture sector, to promote the field and ensure its development through the help of science and technology, while also creating change for the Farmers and the betterment of their livelihoods. He also talked about the importance of social change, and the popularity of Nepali language in India. He appreciated that the country has also initiated a cleanliness drive, for which he congratulated the Mayor of Nepal. On twitter, Modi wrote, “Gratitude to the people of Janakpur for the memorable welcome.” He also posted three pictures from the visit, which showed all the people who were excited to see him.
Gratitude to the people of Janakpur for the memorable welcome. pic.twitter.com/mlPI3GAJWW
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 11, 2018