A soft launch of Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was held in Pokhara on April 13. Prithivi Subba Gurung, Chief Minister of Gandaki province, initiated the soft launch. National Coordinator of VNY 2020 Suraj Vaidya, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board Deepak Raj Joshi, representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, along with tourism entrepreneurs and stakeholders were present during the inaugural event. Biplav Poudel, Coordinator of VNY soft launch event had also organised cultural floats that were paraded around Pokhara, from Birauta Chowk to Phewa Lake and passing through Ratna Chowk and Barahi Chowk.