No need to declare holiday for my visit: Prez Bhandari
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Sunday said the government should not declare public holiday on Monday on occasion of her state visit to India at an invitation of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
During a discussion held among secretaries, staffers and advisers of the Office of the President, President Bhandari opined that holiday should not be declared for her visit.
"I've heard that the government will declare public holiday tomorrow. I also asked her about it," president's adviser Sushil Pyakurel said, "President Bhandari said that she's not been informed whether the government will declare holiday tomorrow. She also said that there's no requirement of giving holiday."
The cabinet meeting scheduled for Sunday will decide in this regard.
The government had declared a public holiday on the day Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had visited Nepal last November.
The government had stopped giving public holiday during the state visit of the head of state during the terom of the then president Ram Baran Yadav.
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