Nepal is always open for guests : Tourism Minister Adhikari
Kathmandu : Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that Nepal is always open for the guests.
At a programme organized by the Association of Nepal Tourism Journalists to mark the ‘Atithi Devo Vaba: Tourism Year 2020’, Minister Adhikari said that expressing love to the guests by remaining happy is our custom since time immemorial.
On the occasion, Minister Adhikari proposed the Association to work by being supportive to the government’s activities and link the campaigns to development and prosperity by paying attention to tourism promotion. He also pledged the government’s assistance in the initiative conducted by the Association.
Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Country Director of UNDP Ayshanie Labe said that tourism was a major basis to strengthen Nepal’s economy and materialize the government slogan of ‘Happy Nepali, Prosperous Nepal’.
On the occasion, Labe said that stability of the peace, attractive environment, entertainment and easy access are required for the development of tourism.
First three tourists entering Nepal from eastern checkpoints welcomed
Bhadrapur: The first three tourists entering Nepal from the eastern part of the country received a warm welcome marked by fanfare.
They were welcomed by the Immigration Office, Kakadvitta in Jhapa, on the occasion of the World Tourism Day that falls today.
The welcomed tourists are Thai national Arunmen Uddnan and Chachana Sinpuru and Indian national Ranjan Kasyap, according to the Immigration Office, Kakadvitta.
Chief District Officer of Jhapa, Janak Raj Dahal welcomed these first three tourists by offering them shawl and putting vermillion on them as a mark of respect.
On the occasion, female tourists were honoured with green bead garland and males with Dhaka topi, Nepali’s traditional cap.
Thai tourist Chachana Sinpuru, a Buddhist, shared that he was visiting Nepal with a reference to what he had read once – the land of the Lord Buddha and beautiful and peaceful country.
Similarly, Indian tourist Kashyap who is working as the Chief of the Assam Downtown University’s International Department at Guwahati in Assam State of India, said that he was visiting Nepal to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva in the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.