At a public function held on 27April 2013 at Napichandra Mahabihar, Lalitpur, Ambassador of India, Jayant Prasad, inaugurated the renovated/restored sites of historical and cultural importance located in and around Lalitpur District.
The project includes the renovation/restoration of (i) Napi Chandra Mahabihar (ii) Daubahal Gate (iii) Farmer’s Society House (iv) Pavilion at Indrayani Park (v) Garden at Machhindra Bahal (vi) Flower Pots at Nabahal (vii) Paties and Gates at Machhindra Bahal and (viii) a Crematorium at Shankhamul. The function was well - attended by representatives of local administration, community leaders and members of Society for Development of Lalitpur and large number of people from the area.
The project has been implemented by the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC), GoN in consultation and coordination with local user’s committee and Society for Development of Lalitpur as part of the renovation/restoration work of nine sites of historical and cultural importance at a cost of NRs. 32.6 million. The renovated site Lok Kirti Mahabihar has already been inaugurated.
The project underlines the importance accorded by India to the preservation and promotion of the rich cultural and historical heritage of Nepal, which is in the spirit of the strong and close bonds between the two countries.
In addition to this project, work is ongoing on four other projects at a cost of NRs. 92.2 million in Lalitpur District. India has also provided ten ambulances and six school buses in the district