Kathmandu, Oct 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari observed the Fulpati feu-de-joie presented by the Nepalese Army as part of the Bada Dasain festival at the army pavilion at Tundikhel here this afternoon.
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 Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chief Justice Sushila Karki, 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.
Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Cheetri had welcomed the President when she arrived at the programme venue. The Nepalese Army presented a guard of honour to the President on the occasion.
Members of the general public were present in large numbers around Tundikhel army parade ground to observe the Fulpati celebration.