President Bidya Devi Bhandari graced the Phulpati Badhai, feu de joie, organized by Nepal Army at the army pavilion, Tundikhel on Tuesday.
President Bhandari is the supreme commander-in-chief of the Nepal Army.
The NA helicopter showered the flowers, and bands played Malshree and Durga strota. Various companies performed drills and march past.
In view of the coronavirus risk, the Phulpati feu de joie was organised in a minimalist way, giving continuity to religion, culture, and tradition.
The function was attended by Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, Speaker Agni Sapkota, and National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina. Also attending the function were ministers, chiefs of constitutional bodies, high-level government officials, chiefs of security agencies and social dignitaries.
The event was live cast by various media, including Nepal Television. The commoners thronged around Tundikhel to observe the special function organised annually on Saptami.
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