Narendra Modi, who is now on a two-day visit to Nepal to strengthen Indo-Nepal ties, visited Muktinath temple on Saturday and offered prayers. It is an honour to have the Indian Prime Minister visit the temple. "As per the need and priority of Nepal, India is all set to support it".
After Muktinath, the PM returned to Kathmandu and prayed at the historic Pashupatinath temple.
The central banks of India and Nepal are discussing the "technical issues" related to return of demontised Indian currency notes, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today said, hoping the apex banks of the two neighbouring countries would be able to resolve it. New vigour has been added to India-Nepal relations through this visit. He said, "Today we are connected by cricket".
He said both countries were also linked by cricket and mentioned Nepali player Sandeep Lamichanne, who plays for IPL team Delhi Daredevils.
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Modi also met a delegation of the Rastriya Janata Party - Nepal, which was led by Mahanta Thakur and held "fruitful and extensive" discussions, Kumar tweeted.
The prime minister also inaugurated a Rs 6,000-crore Arun III project which was expected to generate 900 MW of power.
"An auspicious start to Day 2 in Nepal!"
He later held talks with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari where the two leaders renewed their commitment to take their relations to new heights. He also performed a special puja at the shrine in the temple town of Janakpur, some 225 km from capital Kathmandu.
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PM Modi arrived in Nepal on Friday on a two-day state visit.
The Indian government has identified 15 destinations in India for development under the Ramayana Circuit theme namely Ayodhya, Nandigram, Shringverpur & Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Sitamarhi, Buxar & Darbhanga (Bihar), Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh), Mahendragiri (Odisha), Jagdalpur (Chattisgarh), Nashik & Nagpur (Maharashtra), Bhadrachalam (Telangana), Hampi (Karnataka) and Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu).
Modi greeted and interacted with the crowd at both Janakpur and Muktinath after visiting temples. He was felicitated with a garland weighing 121 kg and a key to Janakpur city.
He said the two sides can work on 5Ts - Tradition, Trade, Tourism, Technology and Transport.
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