JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has highlighted the cultural ties shared between the nepal and India.
Addressing the gathering at the Ram Janaki temple on the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM Oli welcomed Prime Minister Modi to Nepal as he highlighted the cultural significance of the temple.
“Nepal’s government and the Janaki temple authorities welcome respected PM Modi to this temple which is the birthplace of Janaki,” PM Oli said, adding further that temple is a historic place as it witnessed various events mentioned in Ramayana including the Swayamvar of Sita, her wedding to Lord Ram and her departure to Ayodhya.
“PM Modi has followed the religious traditions of the two countries. He has given a lot of respect to this place and the country”, Prime Minister Oli added.
Prime Minister Oli further reiterated the significance of the Ram Janki temple as he said, ” This temple portrays the history of Sita, Her wedding, the event of Parshuram’ bow.”
This place is known for spreading the value of literature across the country, including the knowledge of birth, death and rebirth.
He mentioned of the Ramayan circuit. He said, “This would bring the two countries more closely as the bus service would connect the two countries.”
While announcing the launch of the bus transit service Prime Minister Oli said, “Today we will launch the Friendly bus service between India and Janakpur named Nepal-India Friendly Bus Service.”
All the preparations are done for its launch. It will help in progress and development between the two countries, he added.
He then invited Prime Minister Modi to help in launching the bus service as he said, “It is an auspicious day and place to do so.”
With ANI Inputs
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.