Embassy organizes flag hoisting ceremony to mark 73rd Independence Day of India (with photos)
August 15, 2019 01:31 PM NPT
By: Pratik Rana
Photo courtesy: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organized a flag hoisting ceremony on the embassy premises on Thursday to mark the 73rd Independence Day of India.
The celebrations began with the hoisting of the national flag by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri. He recited the message of the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion.
The Indian president, in his message, highlighted the achievements of India in various fields in the past 72 years.
Ambassador Puri felicitated 03 Veer Naris, 05 widows and 06 next of kins of deceased soldiers by disbursing their dues worth NPR 5.31 Crore and a blanket to each.
The embassy also gifted books to 40 libraries and educational institutions spread across all the provinces of Nepal.
Embassy gifts 30 ambulances
The embassy also gifted 30 ambulances and 06 buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organizations and educational institutions of Nepal thereby reaffirming Government of India’s commitment to partner with Nepal in its journey towards socio-economic development, the embassy stated in the press statement.
India has so far gifted 752 ambulances and 148 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, according to the embassy.
The Independence Day celebration was attended by members of the Indian community in Nepal and friends of India apart from embassy officials and their families.
The celebrations witnessed 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.