Photo 4th Aug. 1959, King Mahendra resplendently robed and sheltered by an ornate umbrella, arrives at the Parliament Hall to deliver the inaugural address to the joint session of Nepal’s first-ever elected parliament.

The King, saluting in reply to the Guard of Honour for the occasion, is flanked ba Senat Chairman D.B. Singh (left) an Parliament Speaker K.P. Upadhya (right), who were at the Parliament Hall to welcome him.