Amid widespread criticism, the Nepal government today decided to withdraw its decision to declare a public holiday on Friday, the day when President Bidya Devi Bhandari returns after concluding her state visit to India.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said it has revised the notice issued yesterday which had granted a public holiday on coming Friday, April 21.
MoHA statement made it clear that no holiday would be observed on the day of the arrival of President Bhandari from New Delhi after completing her five-day state visit to India.
Yesterday, while granting the holiday for today to mark the departure of the President, the government had announced that the holiday would be observed on Friday as well.
The decision, however, was widely criticised, Nepalease media reported.
Leading a 33-member delegation, President Bhandari arrived in India today on her first overseas tour during which she will hold talks with top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties.