KATHMANDU, Nepal–Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kathmandu on a two-day official Nepal visit, Sunday morning. Modi, the first Indian PM to pay official visit to Nepal in 17 years, landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at around 11 am this morning. Prime Minister Shushil Koirala himself received Modi at TIA.
The government of Nepal has taken the Modi’s trip with great significance as the visit has become possible after more than one and half decade. ‘The official visit at the Prime Minister’s level has taken place after a long gap of seventeen years,’ a release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read.
Modi accompanied by Nepali boy!
Reports have it that Indian Prime Minister Modi is accompanied by his “godson” Jit Bahadur Sharumagar during his Nepal trip. Born in an impoverished family, Jit Bahadur had met Modi all of sudden when he was a young lad while wandering the slums of Indian capital New Delhi after he had managed to flee from his dictatorial employer.
“My Nepal trip is very special. Years ago I met a child from Nepal, Jeet Bahadur who did not know where he was headed” Modi twitted.
In the meantime, the government has announced public holiday for all the educational institutions on the occasion of Modi’s Nepal trip.