Nepal's happiness gives us joy: Modi
Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kathmandu couple of minutes ago to take part in the 18th Saarc Summit beginning Wednesday.
Modi was received by Nepal’s deputy prime minister and minister for home affairs Bamdev Gautam.
A contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honor to Indian PM Modi at Tribhuvan International Airport.
The Indian Prime Minister is scheduled to call on President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today itself at the Office of the President.
Likewise, Modi would inaugurate the Trauma Center at Bir Hospital in the capital city. The Trauma Center was built with Indian assistance.
Similarly, Modi is scheduled to begin Kathmandu-New Delhi direct bus service this evening. After the end of all the formal programs, Modi would return to Hotel Soaltee where he is expected to meet different leaders of major political forces in Nepal.
Inaugurating the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Emergency Trauma Center, Modi assured to visit Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath soon. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and his Indian counterpart Modi jointly inaugurated the Trauma Center this evening.
“I couldn’t go to Janakpur, Lumbini, & Muktinath due to shortage of time and I want to apologize for that,” Modi said.
On the occasion, he said that India cannot smile if Nepal was not happy. “Nepal’s happiness gives us joy,” he said.
India was always ready to help save lives of Nepalis, he added.