KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Janakpur airport on Friday to embark on a two -day visit to Nepal. He was received by various diginitaries of Nepal. Various local artists of the country received Prime Minister as they showered flowers upon him.
Prime Minister Modi will now head towards the Ram Janaki Mandir situated at Janakpur in the Mithila region of Nepal.
The temple priests have made elaborate arrangements inside the premises.
While talking to ANI on Thursday, one of the temple priests said, "We are very excited. You could see that the entire Janakpuri is dressed like a bride. (PM Modi) he is coming here for the first time along with Nepal's Prime Minister (KP Sharma Oli)."
The priest further mentioned that PM Modi is scheduled to perform aarti and offer prayers to god.
Prime Minister is further scheduled to flag-off a new bus service named Janakpur-Ayodha bus (TBC) and launch Ramayana Circuit.
Ramayana Circuit is an initiative undertaken by the Indian Ministry of Tourism to help promote religious tourism.
Following that, Prime Minister will visit the Barbigha Ground in Janakpur to address a public rally. A large crowd has gathered at the location to listen to him.
The natives of Nepal are expecting Prime Minister to address issues related to the development of Nepal. Some have even termed him as a "religious leader" as PM Modi began with his Nepal's visit by going to the Ram Janaki Mandir.
Later, he will emplane for Nepal's capital Kathmandu where a slew of official meetings has been scheduled with the political dignitaries of Nepal.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in Nepal today, a wave of excitement can be seen among the citizens as scores of them have lined up to attend his public rally.
Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address a public rally at Barbigha Ground in Janakpur.
Heavy security has been deployed at the location to manage the crowd.
While some of the visitors want to listen to Prime Minister's address, others just want to have a glimpse of him.
While talking to ANI, one of the visitors, Sandeep Singh, said, "We will wait until Prime Minister Modi arrives here. We are very happy and excited to meet him."
Another person said, "We want to see him and listen to him. We want to know what he (Prime Minister) shall provide for Janakpur."
Another called him a religious politician, saying, "Prime Minister Modi will do something for our nation. He is the first (Indian) Prime Minister who is visiting Janakpur before starting his meetings in Nepal. He is a religious politician. He will also go to the Muktinath temple."
Also, the natives of Nepal expect Indian Prime Minister to announce plans for the country's development.
The Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Nepal, will also be visiting Ram Janaki Temple situated in Mithila region. Elaborate arrangements have been made at the temple, where he is expected to offer prayers.
Moreover, he is scheduled to visit Pashupatinath temple situated in Kathmandu.
Source: ANI, Image Credits: Nepali Times (File Image)