Visit Nepal 2020 launched with much fanfare

President Bidya Devi Bhandari igniting the Flame of Unity to inaugurate the Visit Nepal 2020, in Dasharath Stadium, Kathmandu, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Photo: Naresh Shrestha/THT

, January 1

Lighting the flame of unity, President Bidya Devi Bhandari officially launched today with the slogan ‘Lifetime Experience’. Respective province chiefs also launched the campaign in all seven provinces at the same time.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, President Bhandari said the country’s economy was dependent on tourism, which had been affected by the long civil war and unstable political .

“As we have already overcome political challenges, our major focus now is on economic prosperity. Tourism is the backbone of the country’s economic development,” she said.

Emphasising the immense tourism potential of Nepal, she said, “We can cater to all kinds of tourists as our country has been bestowed with cultural and natural diversity.”

President Bidya Devi Bhandari igniting the Flame of Unity to inaugurate the Visit Nepal 2020, in Dasharath Stadium, Kathmandu, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Photo: Naresh Shrestha/THT

She added that the campaign would play a significant role in conveying that Nepal had more to offer than just Sagarmatha, , Chitwan and Lumbini.

She requested all — those residing in the country and abroad — to be a part of the campaign and make it successful as Nepali culture equated ‘guest with god ()’.

Tourism Minister said Nepal was a unique creation of and implored all visitors to come for a lifetime experience.

Read the full news article on The Himalayan Times.

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