Nepalese Prez visits ashrams, meets Hindu seers in Haridwar
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 22:40
Haridwar: Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav, who is on a maiden four-day official visit to India, on Wednesday met various religious leaders and Hindu seers, including Yogaguru Baba Ramdev here amid tight security.

Yadav, who flew in from New Delhi along with his family members and Nepal's Tourism Minister Sharad Bhandari this afternoon, went to Patanjali Yogpeeth and met Baba Ramdev.

Speaking in a programme, organised to felicitate him at the Yogpeeth, Yadav said he wanted the friendship of India and Nepal to grow further and has come to the holy town during Mahakumbh to seek blessings of river Ganga.

Before leaving for New Delhi, he also visited the ashram of Baba Dudhadhari Barfani and held talks with him on various issues.

Yadav later visited the camp of Pilot Baba in Neeldhara area, where the Baba presented him a set of books written by him, a garlands made of precious stones and Rudraksha.

During his brief stay here, he maintained a distance with the media.


First Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 22:40

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