President Bidya Devi Bhandari yesterday inaugurated the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign amid a ceremony at the Dasrath Stadium in Kathmandu.
Also present at the function were the Chief Justice, National Assembly Chairman, former Prime Ministers, political party leaders, dignitaries from various countries including tourism ministers, heads of constitutional bodies, heads of the diplomatic mission, members of parliament and ministers.
In his welcome speech, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said the campaign is only the beginning and the government is preparing to observe the coming decade as tourism decade.
Prior to the official inauguration, march past by associations related to the tourism sector as well as social organizations were held while the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force made a special presentation. Renowned musical bands of Nepal also performed on the occasion.
The campaign was also officially inaugurated in all seven states yesterday.