India to build two Dharmshalas to facilitate pilgrims to Janakpur
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 05, Nov 2016, 13:03 pm IST | UPDATED: 05, Nov 2016, 13:06 pm IST
President of India Pranab Mukherjee visited Janaki Mandir in Janakpur, Nepal on November 4, 2016.
Following the visit, the President wrote in the Visitor’s Book “My visit to the Janaki Mandir in this holy city of Janakpur has been memorable. This important pilgrimage destination is one of the most significant focal points of the cultural and spiritual linkages between India and Nepal.
I am confident that the twin-city agreement between Janakpur and the ancient Indian city of Ayodhya will further strengthen the close bonds and enhance the co-operation between our two peoples – particularly in the development of trade and tourism in this region.
I am happy to have announced, during my State Visit to Nepal, that Government of India will construct two Dharmshalas along the Parikrama Path of Janakpur Dham to facilitate pilgrims visiting this ancient city.
I thank the Janaki Mandir authorities and the people of Janakpur for receiving me today. I am deeply touched by their warmth and affection. I offer them greetings on the festival of Chhath from the Government and the people of India and best wishes for their progress and prosperity”.