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As Part Of Neighbourhood First Policy, Modi To Visit Nepal On May 16

The ministry said Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba invited Modi to the country. This will be Modi's fifth visit to Nepal since 2014

Photo Credit : PM Modi/ Twitter

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Lumbini on 16 May 2022 on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, according to the Ministry of External Affairs

The ministry said Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba invited Modi to the country. This will be Modi's fifth visit to Nepal since 2014.

At Lumbini, PM Modi will visit the sacred Mayadevi temple to offer prayers and will also deliver an address at a Buddha Jayanti event organized by the Lumbini development trust under the aegis of the government of Nepal, it said. 

Separately, the Prime Minister will participate in the "Shilanyas” ceremony for the construction of a centre for Buddhist culture and heritage, in a plot belonging to the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), New Delhi within the Lumbini Monastic Zone. Both Prime Ministers will hold a bilateral meeting.

"Prime Minister Modi’s visit continues the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between India and Nepal in furtherance of our neighbourhood first policy. It underscores the shared civilisational heritage of the people of both countries," it said.