KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today performed a special prayer at the Pashupatinath Temple, longing for the welfare of the nation and the world.
President Bhandari reached at around 10:20 am and offered a special puja at the Temple, according to Dr Govinda Tondon, Member-Secretary of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).
Tondon said, “The President who arrived at 10:20 am at the Temple premises paid wordhip to the Basukinath and performed the puja at the main temple according to the ceremonies.”
Bhandari also offered Rs 121,360 to the temple, said Chief Account Officer of the PADT, Premhari Dhungana.
President Bhandari received a special welcome by local people with customary Dhime music and Swastibachan from clerics of Nepal Veda Bidyashram.
The Head of the State also offered special worship to the Shesh Narayan, Lal Ganesh, Surya Narayan, Gangamai, Santap Hareshwor, among other deities, assisted by the main as well as other priests.
This was the first visit of Presidnet Bhandari to the Pashupatinath Temple after her election to the post. On the occasion, she offered her salary of the first month of her tenure to the temple.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.