KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari observed the Fulpati feu-de-joie presented by the Nepalese Army as part of the Bada Dashain festival at the army pavilion at Tundikhel after the Fulpati was brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rites and anointed at the Dashain Ghar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar on Tuesday.
On the occasion, different units of the Nepalese Army opened rifle and cannon salvoes in celebration. They also held march-past, including the salutation march-past. The different companies of the Nepalese Army commemorated the occasion with parade and forming an outline of the National Flag.
Present on the occasion were the Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra, the Deputy Prime Ministers, the government ministers, high-ranking government officials, the heads and representatives of diplomatic missions based in Nepal, the chiefs of the security bodies and dignitaries from a cross-section of society.