The Government of Nepal has appointed a new ‘Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal to India’. She happens to be an Indian ex-MP and well-known veteran actress who goes by the name Jaya Prada.
The Ministry spokesperson Ghanshyam Upadhyay informed that this decision had been made at the ministerial-level meeting of the Nepali Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation held on September 22, 2018.
The 60-year-old Jaya Prada will be promoting the country’s culture and tourism potential in India as Nepal’s goodwill ambassador for a tenure of four years. Nepali officials feel that the appointment of Jaya will boost the existing cultural ties between India and Nepal in line with the latter’s goal to achieve 2 million tourist arrivals by 2020 under ‘Visit Nepal Year’ campaign.