Kathmandu: The ruling party Nepali Congress (NC)’s 14th General Convention has kicked off in Kathmandu. The inauguration session is underway at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to inaugurate the much-awaited General Convention
According to NC office secretary Dr Pradeep Parajuli, the top-ranking leaders of NC as well as chiefs of other political parties and delegates from foreign countries are going to address the inauguration.
The main stage for the inaugural session is built at Bhrikutimandap. Participants from outside the Kathmandu Valley are not invited by the party due to the risk of Covid-19. Only those coming to Kathmandu on their own and at their own risk will attend the inaugural.
Five big display screens are installed outside the main stage for the spectators and audiences attending the event. Likewise, big sound systems are also put in place.
The venue where the General Convention will take place is decorated with the NC’s party’s flags including its election symbol- tree. Welcome gates are installed in and around the main venue.
There are 4,700 representatives for the General Convention who will elect new leadership during the three-day event. The majority of the representatives have already arrived in Kathmandu.
The NC party office said that it has already distributed a bag with booklets containing details of the convention.
The representatives will have their meal and snacks at Bhrikutimandap and are housed at various hotels in the vicinity.
Likewise, seven display screens are installed and a big stage is built at Bhrikutimandap for the close session of the convention.
The Nepal Police has arranged security for the convention while traffic police have been managing vehicles and vehicular activities in view of the event.