भारतीय राजदूतावासमा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा दूतावासले विभिन्न जिल्लाका अस्पताल, परोपकारी संस्था, शैक्षिक संस्थालाई ३० वटा एम्बुलेन्स र ६ वटा बस प्रदान गरेको हो । त्यसैगरी विभिन्न स्थानका ४१ वटा पुस्तकालयलाई पुस्तक र शैक्षिक सामग्रीसमेत प्रदान गरिएको छ ।
भारतीय दूतावासले हालसम्म नेपालका ७३ जिल्लाका विभिन्न संघसंस्थालाई ६६२ वटा एम्बुलेन्स र १३० वटा बस प्रदान गरिसकेको छ । कार्यक्रममा नेपालका लागि भारतका राजदूत मञ्जिवसिंह पुरीले भारतको राष्ट्रिय झण्डा फहराई भारतका राष्ट्रपतिले दिएको सन्देश पढेर सुनाए ।
राजदूत पुरीले भारतीय जनताको नेपाली जनतासँग प्रगाढ सम्बन्ध रहेको भन्दै नेपालको शान्ति, स्थायित्व सम्मृद्धिमा भारतको सधै सहयोग रहने बताए । उनले नेपाल–भारत कूटनीतिक सम्बन्धको ७० बर्ष पूरा भएको अवसरमा दुई देशबीचको सम्बन्ध अझै बलियो हुने विश्वास व्यक्त गरे ।
The Embassy of India, Kathmandu celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2018. Ambassador of India to Nepal Shri Manjeev Singh Puri hoisted the national flag and read out the President of India’s message on the occasion. The Flag hoisting ceremony was attended by over 1000 Indians and the friends of India. The students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, the Modern Indian School and the Indian Cultural Centre, Kathmandu sung patriotic songs followed by a scintillating performance by the Nepal Army Band.
On the occasion, the Ambassador felicitated 07 widows, 04 next of kins of deceased soldiers and 01 disabled soldier of Indian Armed Forces by distributing their dues worth NPR 4.14 Crore and a blanket to each. Reiterating its commitment towards helping the Bhu Puu, the Defence Wing of the Embassy unveiled the Bhu Puu-2017 magazine covering the welfare initiatives of the Government of India for ex-servicemen domiciled in Nepal.
On the occasion, the Ambassador presented keys of 30 ambulances and 06 buses to various hospitals, non-profit charity organizations and educational institutions of different districts of Nepal. Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 662 ambulances and 130 buses to various organizations across Nepal to expand access to healthcare and educational services in Nepal. The Embassy also announced book grant to 41 educational institutions and libraries across Nepal to provide educational material to students in remote areas.
Later in the day, the Ambassador also hosted a reception at India House to celebrate the Republic Day of India which coincides with 70 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Nepal. Rt. Hon’ble Vice President of Nepal Mr. Nanda Bahadur Pun graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The event was attended by over 1500 guests, including senior political leaders, public personalities as well as prominent Indian and Nepali citizens. Rishi Inc., a cultural troupe from India sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi performed at the reception.