Nepal | August 10, 2020

Bhojpur locals celebrate election of their daughter to post of President

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Locals of Bhojpur hold a candleligh vigil to celebrate election of Bidya Devi Bhandari, who was born in the district, to the post of President of Nepal, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Photo: Niroj Koirala

Locals of Bhojpur hold a candleligh vigil to celebrate election of Bidya Devi Bhandari, who was born in the district, to the post of President of Nepal, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Photo: Niroj Koirala

BHOJPUR: Ambote of Manebhanjyang VDC, the birth place of the newly elected President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari, has celebrated the election with a candlelight vigil.

In the history of Nepal, she is the first ever woman Head of State. In this auspicious moment, the CPN-UML Bhojpur Party Office orgainsed a candlelight vigil in the district headquarters to mark the celebration.


Residents of the district have expressed their pleasure for her, being elected to the supreme post of the nation, despite hailing from such a remote village.

Bhandari was born on June 19, 1961 in Manebhanjyang-2 of Bhojpur district to Ram Bahadur Pandey and Mithila Pandey. The leader has four siblings including three brothers and a sister.

Locals have expected that development activities in the district would take momentum in this remote district after her election.

Bhandari had tied her conjugal knot with the popular Communist leader Madan Bhandari in 1982. She is a mother of two daughters.

Locals remembered that she had completed her primary schooling from Bohoreshwor Primary School in Bhojpur and later attended Bidyodaya Byabasayi Secondary School for her secondary education.

Later, she had joined Mahendra Morang Adharsa Multiple Campus in Biratnagar for her Bachelors studies.

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