India gifts 30 ambulances to Nepal on Independence Day

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 16, 2017

The large gathering marked the special occasion of the beginning of grand celebrations planned for the 71th year of Indian Independence celebrations. Puri hoisted the Indian national flag and read out the message of President of India that highlighted the achievements of India in various fields in the past even decades.

To mark the event, Puri distributed cheques worth Rs 57 million and blankets to 15 widows, next of kin and two wards of deceased soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces, according to the Indian Embassy's official statement.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over the keys of the vehicles to representatives of hospitals, non-profit charitable organizations and educational institutions of different districts amid a program organized at Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to celebrate India's 71st Independence day.

Books were donated to 59 libraries, educational and training institutions in different regions of Nepal.

During the event, students of Indian Culture Centre, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Modern Indian School sang patriotic songs. Indian music band Astitva also gave a performance at the event.

Since 1994, India has gifted 632 ambulances to various organizations across 73 districts in Nepal.

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

A function was organised in Kathmandu to mark the Independence Day. The ceremony concluded with a performance by the Nepali Army Band.

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