President Bhandari celebrates Bhaitika with siblings

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today offered Bhaitika to her younger brother Degendra Pandey at 11:55 am – the auspicious time for Bhaitika this year.

President Bhandari extended blessings to her brother and offered fruits, walnut and sweets. Likewise, the Head of State received blessings as well as presents including money and other goods from her sibling.

Pandey had reached the Sheetal Niwas to receive Tika from his sister.

President Bhandari's younger sister Sushila Pandey also offered her Tika to Degendra at 11:55 am with an accompaniment of the Mangaldhun – auspicious music played particularly during the festive season of Bada Dashain and Tihar, said President's Personal Secretary, Shiva Bhattarai.