Celebration of 71st Indian Independence Day in Kathmandu (In Photos)

71st Indian Independence Day


KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The 71st Indian Independence Day  was celebrated at the premises of the Embassy of India on Tuesday in Kathmandu amid special ceremony.

On the occasion, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri gifted 30 ambulances and 6 buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organizations and educational institutions of different districts to strengthen education and health services in Nepal in a reaffirmation on the commitment of the Government of India’s support to Nepal in its journey towards development.

The Embassy also distributed cheques worth NRS 57 million and blankets to 15 widows, next of kins and 2 wards of deceased soldiers of Indian Armed Forces. The Embassy also donated books to 61 libraries, educational and training institutions located in different regions of Nepal, including in remote districts.

Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 632 ambulances to various organizations across 73 districts in Nepal.  This has helped in bringing healthcare services to the doorstep of thousands of people who do not have easy access to health centers.

India has also so far gifted 124 buses to various educational and welfare institutions, making access to education easier for thousands of students.

The function was attended by Embassy officials, their families, members of the Indian community and other guests. The ceremony concluded with a performance by the Nepal Army Band.


Photos: Mukunda Kalikote