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India gifted books, buses and ambulances on its 68th Republic Day

The Embassy of India in Nepal has donated books to at least 60 educational institutes, including libraries, primary schools, senior secondary schools and universities across Nepal on its 68th Republic Day.

The embassy also gifted 20 ambulances and four buses to various hospitals, non-profitable charitable organisations and educational institutions of different districts of Nepal. Reaffirming the commitment of Indian Government towards economic development of Nepal.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae presented keys to these beneficiaries in an effort to further strengthen educational and health services in Nepal.

According to a press release issued by the embassy, India has gifted about 602 ambulances to various organisations across 73 districts in Nepal since 1994. The southern neighbor has so far gifted 118 buses to various educational and welfare institutions across 28 districts in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the 68th Republic Day was marked amid a public ceremony held on the premises of the Indian Embassy. On the occasion, Ambassador Rae hoisted the Indian national flag and read out the message of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. The president in his message has stressed on India’s support for peace and stability in its neighborhood.

On the occasion, the Coffee Table Book marking the visit of President Mukherjee to Nepal was released. Reiterating its commitment to help ex-servicemen, the Defence Wing unveiled the Bhu Puu- 2016 magazine publicizing the welfare initiatives of India for ex-servicemen domiciled in Nepal.

The Indian envoy felicitated 14 ex-servicemen, widows and next of kins of deceased soldiers of Indian Armed Forces, by distributing cheques worth Rs 3.75 crore and a blanket each from Defence Attache, Welfare Fund. Two Ambulances was presented to ex-servicemen’s organisation in Nepal.

The 68th Republic Day function was attended by over 1,000 guests, including embassy officials, their families, members of the Indian community and other guests. Separately, Rae also hosted a reception which was attended by over 1,500 persons, including senior leadersand representatives of various sections of Nepali society.

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