Thirty fist meeting of the Board of Directors of B. P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation concluded.
The 31st Meeting of the Board of Directors of B. P. Koirala India- Nepal Foundation (BPKF) concluded recently.
The meeting was held on 4th - 5th January under the Co-chairmanships of Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae and Nepalese ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay at Nagarkot.
According to a press release of Indian Embassy, the Board took stock of the initiatives taken during the past year in the field of art & culture, literature, science and technology, agriculture and women empowerment, amongst others.
During the period 2014-2015, the BPKF implemented 96 projects, worth NR 2, 14, 19,249/- The projects covered all areas of the Foundation's activities and were implemented by renowned academic and cultural institutions in India and Nepal.
The meeting approved twenty seven proposals submitted by institutions and organizations of Nepal and India aimed at furthering people-to-people relations between the two nations. The projects are valued at NR 2, 81, 51,412/-.
While expressing condolences over the sad demise of Prof. Bimal Prasad, the Board placed on record contributions made by him as the Founder Co-Chairperson of the Foundation. To honor his role in strengthening India-Nepal relations, the Board decided to institute a Prof. Bimal Prasad Memorial Lecture Series, to be held on an annual basis, alternately in India and Nepal.
B. P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation was established by the Governments of India and Nepal through a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two governments in 1991 for promoting mutual understanding between people of Nepal and India.