Source: News Bharati English21 Apr 2017 11:45:31

Bhubaneswar, April 21: Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived on Thursday at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Odisha who is on a two-day visit to the state. The Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will tour the pilgrim town of Puri today and have a darshan of the Holy Trinity at the Shree Mandir.She would also visit the Sun Temple at Konark and is scheduled to fly back to New Delhi in the evening. At the airport, she was given a red-carpet welcome and received by Finance Minister Pradeep Amat, Home Secretary Asit Tripathy and DGP KB Singh. While she visited the Lingaraj Temple, was welcomed by members of different sections (Nijogs) of temple servitors and the temple management committee.

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari said ‘India President invited me and I am humbled by the respect given by Odisha people’ of Puri”. Bidya Devi Bhandari seeks the strengthening of Indo-Nepal ties, assures arrangement of 'Kasturi' for Puri Jagannath Temple.” While offering prayers at Nepal President Jagannath Temple Bidya Devi Bhandari assured to talk to Nepal government over the shortage of “Kasturi’ for Jagannath temple.