71st Republic Day of India observed in Nepal (with photos)
January 26, 2020 03:16 PM NPT
Photo courtesy: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organized a program on Sunday to mark the 71st Republic Day of India.
Amid a special function, Charge d’ Affaires (Cd’A) Dr Ajay Kumar hoisted the national flag of India on Sunday morning. He also read out the message of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the Indian people.
On the occasion, Dr Kumar felicitated 01 Veer Nari, 08 widows and 05 next of kins of the deceased soldiers providing a cash of Nrs 5.97 Crore and a blanket to each.
The embassy also gifted books to 51 libraries and educational institutions across Nepal.
Additionally, the embassy also gifted 30 ambulances and 06 buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organizations and educational institutions of Nepal.
The gifts are part of the Government of India’s commitment to partner with Nepal in its journey towards socio-economic development, the embassy stated in a press release.
The Government of India has so far gifted 782 ambulances and 154 buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organizations and educational institutions of 77 districts in Nepal, expanding healthcare access for thousands of Nepali people and serving to the educational needs of the thousands of students.
Members of the Indian community in Nepal and friends of India apart from Embassy officials and their families attended the celebrations. The celebrations witnessed the rendition of patriotic songs by students of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Kathmandu, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and Modern Indian School. The ceremony concluded with a mesmerizing performance by the Nepal Army Band.
Likewise, Charge d’ Affaires of the embassy hosted a reception at India House in Lainchaur today afternoon. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The event was attended by more than 1500 personalities from various fields including cabinet ministers, high-ranking officials, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and diplomats.