KATHMANDU — The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is to offer civic felicitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 12 who is arriving Nepal on a State Visit on May 11.
Speaking to RSS, KMC joint-spokesman Nawaraj Dhakal said that KMC is making preparations to offer a civic reception to the Indian dignitary at 2.45 pm on May 12.
According to Dhakal, KMC mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya will present an artistic key to the metropolis to Indain Prime Minister before the civic felicitation.
Handing over the key to the metropolis to a visiting dignitary is to give the message that the metropolis is open to the VIP guest.Follow @gorkhapost
Maha Astami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.
On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.
People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.
Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.
On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.Follow @gorkhapost