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Indian PM Narendra Modi in Lumbini to celebrate Buddha Jayanti

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba welcomes Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Lumbini, on Monday, May 16, 2022. Photo: https://twitter.com/narendramodi
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba welcomes Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Lumbini, on Monday, May 16, 2022. Photo: https://twitter.com/narendramodi

Kathmandu, May 16

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, today to celebrate Buddha Jayanti.

He will spend around six hours in Nepal.

Whereas Modi’s primary engagements today are offering prayers and worships, he is also scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini itself.

Deuba is in the city from early morning today as he also witnessed the inauguration of Nepal’s second international airport.

Officials of the two countries are also expected to sign some bilateral agreements on the occasion.

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