KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Ruling Nepal Communist Party lawmaker and former Federal Affairs and General Administration Minister Lal Babu Pandit has urged one and all to encourage and promote Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020.
Speaking at a press conference organized by Prem Purna Pratap Foundation Nepal at the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Friday, Pandit said Nepal is a country with a huge possibility in the tourism sector.
“Foreign tourists who come to visit Nepal experience bliss when they see the spectacular natural beauty, rich culture, and heritages, hospitality which they cannot feel anywhere else.
“Therefore, it is the duty of each citizen and stakeholder to encourage and promote Visit Nepal Year 2020.
We need to spread this message to the world that Nepal is the world’s most unique experiential and lifetime value destination,” said Pandit.
Nepal Government has declared the year 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year with a target to achieve two million arrivals and daily spend of over $75.
The Prem Pratap Foundation, which was established to educate the children, has been active in the VNY campaign for the past few months, and chair Siwaji Pradhan said the foundation wants to include the various aspects of the society in the Nepal Government’s key economic development strategy.
Comedian Sri Krishna Simkhada, who was also present in the program, was of the view that every artist, social activist, journalist, political leader and citizen should carry the responsibility to make the VNY 2020 a success.
Simkhada, who is heading the public toilet cleaning campaign, had enjoyed the reporters by caricaturing Nepal Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and famous television journalist Bijaya Kumar Pandey.
Nepali Michael Jackson Reywana Sapkota, who is also the part of the foundation’s campaign to make VNY 2020 a success, had performed a dance on the occasion.
Also, Social activist Punya Gautam and advocate Prabin Pradhan had expressed his views on Nepal’s national tourism development strategy on the occasion.