Nepal’s newly elected president takes oath in Kathmandu

Nepal’s newly elected president, Bidya Devi Bhandari, took the oath of office in Kathmandu on Wednesday, ushering in a new era of democracy in the Himalayan nation.

The ceremony was attended by hundreds of people, including dignitaries from the government, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society.

Bhandari was elected by a majority vote in the Constituent Assembly, the country’s legislative body, last month. The election was held after the death of former president Ram Baran Yadav in October.

During her address, Bhandari said her goal is to create an environment in Nepal where people can live with dignity and freedom. She also vowed to promote economic growth and development, and to protect human rights and the rule of law.

In addition, Bhandari called for the country to remain united, and to strengthen its relationship with its neighbors and the international community.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Presidential Palace, where Bhandari received blessings from the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice, and the Speaker of the Constituent Assembly.

The election of Bhandari marks the first time in Nepal’s history that a woman has been elected president. She is the second woman to serve as president, following the late President Yadav.

The election of Bhandari is seen as a sign of progress in Nepal, and a testament to the country’s commitment to democracy. As president, Bhandari is expected to play a key role in the nation’s efforts to build an inclusive, democratic society.

With the election of Bidya Devi Bhandari as president, Nepal has taken a big step towards establishing a new era of democracy in the country. On Wednesday, she officially took the oath of office in Kathmandu, and has vowed to promote economic growth, protect human rights and maintain unity in the nation. Bhandari is the first woman to be elected president in Nepal's history, and her election marks a major milestone in the country's journey towards democracy.