Earlier, Nepalese Prime Minister Oli welcomed his Indian counterpart upon his arrival at the temple complex.
Janakpur is known as the birthplace of Sita, the wife of Lord Rama. He further stated that Ramayana circuit will boost cultural ties between India and Nepal. He will will also lay the foundation stone for the Arun-III hydroelectricity project in the Sankhuwasabha district of eastern Nepal, undertaken by India’s Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam, through video conferencing.
JK Tripathi explained India’s long-standing foreign policy and the relations between the two countries. History is witness to the struggles faced together by India and Nepal.
Later, Modi and Oli held one-on-one and delegation-level talks, during which the two sides agreed to resolve outstanding issues before September 19, which marks Nepal’s Constitution Day, officials said.
Ahead of his visit, Modi had said India would remain a steadfast partner of the Himalayan nation in its quest for growth and development.
The five hydropower plants have been in the works for over a decade and could be a game-changer for Nepal.
Modi arrived at Janakpur on Friday morning to pay visit to the famed Janaki temple and offer.
After the bus service is flagged off, the Janakpur sub-metropolis will then accord a civic reception to Modi at the Barhabigha Rangabhoomi ground. He underlined the need for linking Nepal and India through highway, I- way or Information, Railway, Trans way or electric connectivity, waterway and airway. Ths is his third visit to the country as Prime Minister. PM Modi, speaking during the launch, termed the move as “historic” and highlighted the religious significance of the two ancient cities.
The following day, Modi will visit the Muktinath temple and is expected to announce assistance for a project to restore the place of worship revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. We are ready to welcome him, ‘ says Member of temple trust in Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath Temple. “All his acts are aimed at polarising the votes of the Hindu community, and this will also help Modi consolidate his vote bank in Varanasi”, he added.
He is scheduled to join a ceremony with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli.
He said these high-level and regular interactions reflect his government’s commitment to the “Neighbourhood First” policy, in consonance with the motto of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”. We will be extensively covering PM Modi’s visit to the neighbouring country and inform you about all the latest information and happenings related to the visit.