Kathmandu, January 30
President Bidya Devi Bhandari attended the Basanta Shrawan ritual on the occasion of Basanta Panchami, also known as Shree Panchami, at Nasal Chok in Hanumandhoka Durbar Square of Kathmandu this morning.
The Basanta Shrawan ritual took place at the auspicious hour of 9:05 am.
On the occasion, President Bhandari also received tika, mala and prasad from the main priest of Hanumandhoka Durbar Caretaker Office Dev Raj Aryal.
Marking the function, a contingent of the Nepal Army presented a guard of honour while also playing the mangal dhun.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice Cholendra Sumsher Rana, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota also attended the Basanta Shrawan ritual and received tika, mala and prasad on the occasion.
Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun was absent in the function as he was in Mahottari, according to his press coordinator Manoj Gharti Magar.