Modi on Nepal tour: Visit to Janaki temple, flagged off Ayodhya-Janakpur bus service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a 2-day visit to Nepal where he will meet the Nepal PM Khadga Prasad oli and other high. Pm Modi started the visit by landing in Janakpur and welcomed by the chief dignitaries of Nepal and thousands of people. After which, PM Modi head towards Janaki temple and will flagged off the Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service. This is the third visit of PM to Nepal.

Indian PM travelled the short distance to Nepal by Air India ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft and was received by the Nepal Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel, CM of Province-2, Lalbabu Raut and other high dignitaries in the local music environment. Started his tour by visiting the Janaki temple, Prime minister consider it as his privilege and thanked Nepal PM KP Oli.

Modi said, “My years-long wish to visit the Janaki temple has finally been fulfilled. It is my privilege to come here and offer prayers to Mata Janaki. I also thanked PM KP Oli, Mere Bhai Sahib (my brother)”.

The Janaki temple is dedicated to goddess Sita. The temple is a blend of classical and neo-classical design as per the UNESCO and in the especially in the early evening it is draped with colourful lights.

After the visit of temple, Modi was greeted by the Nepal PM dressed in salwar kurta and both the leaders spoke at a civic reception. Later on, Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service was flagged off by both the PMs which is a part of the Ramayana Circuit falling under Indian government’s Swadesh darshan scheme.

At the civic reception, Modi talked about the India and Nepal’s relationship by highlighting 5 Ts by saying that, “India and Nepal’s ties are based on 5 Ts- tradition, trade, tourism, technology and transport which will take India and Nepal forward in the direction of development”.

It will link the birth place of Sita, Janakpur to the Birthplace of lord Ram, Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.


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