POKHARA, March 1: The funeral processon for Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has reached Ramghat.
Thousands of people including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwor Pokharel, secretariat members of Nepal Communist Party Bamdev Gautam and Narayan Kaji Shrestha are taking part in the funeral procession.
The procession had begun from the Exhibition Center, Pokhara, where Adhikari’s mortal remains had been kept for condolences. Thousands of people, NCP leaders, leaders from other political parties, well wishers, kin and relatives had paid their tributes to Adhikari at the Center.
Earlier, Minister Pokharel had draped a national flag over the body of Adhikari while Gautam and Shrestha draped the party’s flag over his mortal remains.
The procession passed through Mahendra Bridge-Ranipauwa from Naya Bazaar via the road of Regional Hospital before it rached Ramghat.
Adhikari is being cremated with state honors.
Adhikari’s mortal remains was airlifted to Pokhara from Tribhuvan International Airport after being kept at Tundikhel where thousands of heartbroken people paid tribute to him and six other chopper crash victims from 8 am to 11 am today.
Seven people including Minsiter Adhikari had died on the spot in a chopper crash in Taplejung on Wednesday.