Indian Embassy celebrates 72nd Republic Day amidst various functions
January 27, 2021 07:34 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu celebrated the 72nd Republic Day of India amidst various functions at the Embassy's premise on Tuesday.
The celebrations began with the hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra who then read out the message of the President of India on the occasion. Ambassador Kwatra felicitated Veer Nari, war widows and next of kins of deceased soldiers by disbursing their dues worth NRs. 3.68 crore and a blanket to each.
According to a press statement issued by Embassy, books were gifted to 50 libraries and educational institutions spread across all the provinces of Nepal. Later in the day, the Ambassador hosted a reception at India House. Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
On this occasion, India-Nepal Alumni Network 'Sampark' along with website www.samparkbharatnepal.com was launched by former President Ram Baran Yadav in the presence of other distinguished alumni. The event was attended by prominent leaders, officials, artists, journalists and public personalities who studied in India.
They were felicitated for their significant contribution to strengthening people-to-people links between India and Nepal. During the occasion the top three prize winners of ‘Maitri Through My Lens Photography Contest’, organized by the Embassy of India, were handed over certificates and cheques.