India’s 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in Nepal
Kathmandu. The 73rd Independence Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu on August 15, 2019. The celebrations began with hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador of India Shri Manjeev Singh Puri who then read out the message of the President of India for the occasion.
The President’s message highlighted the achievements of India in various fields in the past 72 years. The Ambassador 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 gifted books to 40 libraries and educational institutions spread across all the provinces of Nepal. 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 Government of 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.
The 73rd Independence Day of India celebrations 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.