Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the reconstructed “Rani Pokhari” or “Queens Pond” during a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon amid an increase in coronavirus cases across the country.
President Bhandari, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, and other cabinet ministers attended the procession on Wednesday afternoon. The Malla-era pond, which sustained structural damage as a result of the 2015 earthquake, received a new look after undergoing reconstruction.
“We can and we will rebuild our structures damaged by the earthquake with increased security and stronger than before. We will further rebuild our cultural heritages that would be stronger but as per the historical structure,” President Bidhya Devi Bhandari said while addressing the program.
“Other damaged structures which are in need of reconstruction, will be completed in a planned way and sooner,” President Bhandari added.
It was the first public program held out of the spheres of President Residence or Office, which he attended after the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
On 16 January 2016, President Bhandari laid the foundation stone of the Balgopaleshwor Temple, formally starting the reconstruction of heritage across the nation.
(Inputs from ANI)