Kathmandu, September 12: A total of 48 foreign guests including five mayors of various cities of some foreign countries are arriving today in Kathmandu to attend ongoing Indra Jatra festival.
This is the first time that Kathmandu Metropolitan City has invited foreign guests. The foreign guests attending the festival are from India, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Japan and the United States of America. “Inviting foreign guests to attend the festival aims to promote ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’.
The visiting guests include the mayors of Lhasa in China, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal in India and Dhaka South City Corporation in Bangladesh.
On Friday, the guests will also be taken on a chariot around Hanuman Dhoka, said Kathmandu Metropolitan Mayor BidyaSundarShakya. Likewise, they will take a view of the lower and upper village in the area by a walk before lively observing the pulling of the chariot that is slated at noon in the presence of Head of the State. They are also scheduled to visit Chandragiri Hills, Natural History Museum in Chhauni and Swayambhu on Saturday and Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares on Sunday.