The Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was formally launched on January 1 at a special function organised at Dasharath Stadium in the capital. President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the mega campaign which aims to attract two million tourists. She also lit the flame of unity symbolising shared prosperity in all the federal states and unveiled the official mascot, the Yeti.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Bhandari said that tourism is an integral element to achieve prosperity and appealed to all for cooperation to make this campaign a success. The inauguration ceremony witnessed the participation of theVice President, former prime ministers, leaders of different political parties, ministers from provincial governments, members of parliament, chief of constitutional bodies, tourism association heads, business leaders, artists and geneeral public.
Suraj Vaidya is the National Coordinator of the Visit Nepal 2020 and presents a strong case for economic development through tourism infrastructure and investment and sustainable tourism practices for the future.