Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived here today on a two-day visit to Odisha during which she will visit Lingaraj Temple and Sri Jagannth Temple at Puri. Odisha Governor S C Jamir, Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat, Home Secretary Asit Tripathy, Director General of Police K B Singh received the Nepal president at Biju Patnaik International Airport here. As per the programme, Bhandari will attend a women's empowerment programme at Mission Shakti Bhavan here before heading for a darshan of Lord Lingaraj at the 11th century Shiv shrine here.
She will offer puja at the temple. She will spend the night at the Raj Bhavan here, official sources said. Bhandari will visit Sri Jagannath Temple tomorrow at about 10.55 AM tomorrow and return to New Delhi by an Air India special aircraft at 2.25 PM, Home Department sources said.