KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari will address both the houses of the Federal Parliament on March 29.
A Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar today fixed the date for the President’s address.
This will be the incumbent President’s first appearance at the Federal Parliament comprising the House of Representatives and the National Assembly.
Likewise, the meeting has decided to provide diplomatic passports to province chiefs and chiefs of District Coordination Committee and official passports to chiefs of Municipality and Rural Municipality.
The meeting has also appointed Kundan Aryal as the press advisor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Joshi will get facilities at par with senior government officials.
Likewise, Achyut Mainali has been appointed as the public relation advisor. He will get facilities at par with the state minister.
The meeting has also decided to extend the term of 13 colonels of Nepal Army by two years.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