No Public holiday in Nepal on President Bhandari’s return

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President Bidhya Devi Bhandari

KATHMANDU – The public holiday declared on April 21 to mark the return of President Bidya Devi Bhandari from her five-day India visit has been revised.

There will be no public holiday that day. As per the custom, the government in Nepal had been declaring public holidays in departure and returning day whenever the Head of the State embarked on a state-visit abroad.

President Bhandari left here for New Delhi, India today at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and to mark the occasion, a public holiday is declared for today. However, issuing a press statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs, has mentioned that it has made an amendment to its decision of giving a public holiday on the day of the President’s arrival. President Bhandari is scheduled to return home Friday, April 21.