Nepal | August 10, 2020

President Bhandari to shift to Sheetal Niwas today

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
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President Bidya Devi Bhandari waves to citizens at the Parliament premises after being elected the Head of State, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Photo: Skanda Gautam

President Bidya Devi Bhandari waves to citizens at the Parliament premises after being elected the Head of State, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Photo: Skanda Gautam

KATHMANDU: Newly elected President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to shift to the President’s official residence at Sheetal Niwas in the Capital on Thursday.

Personal assistant to President-elect Bhandari, Shiva Bhattarai, informed that the newly-elected President Bhandari is scheduled to take oath of office and secrecy from the Chief Justice at around 3 pm on Thursday and she will later join a farewell programme for the outgoing President Ram Baran Yadav at 5 pm the same day before shifting to the Sheetal Niwas.

Permanent resident of Itahara-8 in Morang, Bhandari was living in her house in New Baneshwor in Kathmandu.

Bhandari succeeded Yadav, becoming the second President of Nepal and the first woman President after her election to the supreme position.

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