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‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ Kicked Off with a Bang (With Live Video)

Much-awaited Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was kicked off with a bang


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‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ Kicked Off with a Bang (With Live Video)

The Nepali Government officially launched the much-awaited Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign during a ceremony in Kathmandu on January 1, 2020.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inaugurated the campaign by lighting the ‘Flame of Unity’ at Dasharath Stadium.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Bhandari said that Nepal is one of the best tourism destinations of the world and it has the ability to attract every kind of tourist.


President Bidya Devi Bhandari has Inaugurated

She further added that the economy of the country can be upheaved by developing the tourism industry.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari

Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai said that the government is enhancing the tourism infrastructure and services along with constructing and upgrading internal airports for effective connectivity.

Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai

The inaugural program saw the participation of tourism ministers from different countries, including India, China, Myanmar, Jamaica and Bangladesh, and delegates of over 20 countries.

Special Attractions:

  • Wang Xiaofeng – Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China
  • Prahlad Singh Patel – Indian Minister of State for Tourism
  • Edmund Bartlett – Jamaican Minister of Tourism
  • Ohn Maung – Myanmar’s Minister of Hotels and Tourism

The event witnessed a range of programs including march past by the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force, music performances, cultural processions and fireworks.

Nepal New Year 2020 Celebration

Meanwhile, the campaign was also inaugurated in all the seven provinces of Nepal on the same day.

  • Biratnagar Stadium in Province-1
  • Janaki Mandir premises in Province-2
  • Sauraha of Chitwan District in Province-3
  • Lakeside of Pokhara in Gandaki State
  • Thakurdwar of Bardiya in Province-5
  • Surkhet Bulbule Lake in Karnali Province
  • Dhangadhi sub-Metropolitan city of the Sudurpaschim Province

Nepal New Year 2020 Celebrations

Likewise, the campaign would be launched at the Nepali Embassies in foreign countries on January 7, 2020.

Visit Nepal Year 2020 Opening Ceremony Video

Myanmar witnessed Visit Nepal Year 2020 promotions

Visit Nepal 2020 - Embassy of Nepal, Yangon

Apart from the ceremonies in Nepal, Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was also promoted in Myanmar on the New Year eve.

Nepal Ambassador Bhimkrishna Udas and Yangon Chief Minister Pyo Min Thein jointly started the program by torching the traditional Nepali lamp at Shwedagon Pagoda.

Burmese of Nepali origin and Nepalis living in Myanmar were part of the program.

At the event, Nepali Embassy distributed T-shirts with ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ logo to the people.

During the program, Udas said that different programs will be organized across the country throughout the year to promote the VNY 2020 campaign.

60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relationships Between Nepal and Myanmar

Likewise, Yangon Thein acknowledged the contributions of Gurkha army of Nepali origin for the unification of Myanmar and promised to support the campaign.

Moreover, the year 2020 also marks the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic collaborations between Nepal and Myanmar.

Myanmar Tourism Minister Visits Birthplace of Buddha

Myanmar Tourism Minister U Ohn Maung, who came to Nepal to attend the inaugural of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020, has paid a visit to the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini on January 2, 2020.

After his Lumbini visit, Maung said that he will support the VNY 2020 campaign by encouraging his fellow citizens to visit Nepal.

He further said that he will work towards the arrangement of tour packages for his people to visit Lumbini.

Along with Maung, delegates from Cambodia and Bhutan also visited Lumbini.

US Ambassador to Nepal To support ‘Visit Nepal 2020’

In an attempt to promote the Nepal tourism, US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry has declared a month-long initiative across all social media platforms of US Embassy.

US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry

Ambassador Berry announced his initiative on Twitter.

In his tweet, he urged the US staff and families to share pics and stories of their visit to Nepal.

“To support the #VisitNepal2020 campaign, I announce a month-long initiative across all @USEmbassyNepal  social media platforms to promote tourism in Nepal through pics/stories of US staff & families traveling across the country, joining 78K Americans who visited during Jan-Oct 19,” he tweeted.

He further posted his pictures taken during his visit to different tourism spots in Nepal.

Visit Nepal 2020

The Nepali Government has launched the VNY 2020 campaign to attract 2 million foreign tourists.

Visit Nepal Year 2020 Campaign Images

VNY 2020 Campaign Nepal President

VNY 2020 Campaign President

VNY 2020 Campaign

VNY 2020 Campaign Programs

VNY 2020 Campaign Program

VNY 2020 Campaign Event


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