Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Ray hosted a reception to celebrate 67th Republic Day of India at India House in Indian Embassy premises. During the reception, ministers, leaders of major political parties, foreign diplomats based in Kathmandu, businessmen and people of different walks of life presented.
The Embassy of India in Nepal organized a special function to mark the 67th Republic Day of India in the Embassy premises in Kathmandu.
Those attended the reception include senior leaders, public personalities and representatives of various sections of Nepalese Society, as well as prominent Indian citizens.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, the 67th Republic Day of India was celebrated in a public ceremony held in the premises of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu on January 26, 2016.
On this occasion, the Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae hoisted the Indian national flag and read out the message of the President of India. The President’s message stressed, among other things, India’s support for peace, stability and development in its neighborhood.
The event was marked by unveiling of the Bhu Puu 2015 Magazine, published by the Defense Wing of the Embassy to publicize all welfare initiatives of the Government of India for Ex-Servicemen domiciled in Nepal.
The widows and dependents of Ex-servicemen and disabled Ex-servicemen were handed over cheques and blankets by the Ambassador. In addition, books were donated to 52 Libraries, educational and training institutions located in different regions of Nepal, including the remote districts.
The Government of India, on this occasion, reaffirmed its commitment to support Nepal on its journey towards development and gifted forty ambulances and eight buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organization and educational institutions of different districts to strengthen education and health services in Nepal. The Ambassador presented thirty three ambulances and six buses in the function at Kathmandu whereas seven other ambulances and two buses were gifted by the Consulate General of India, Birgunj to different organizations under its consular jurisdiction.
Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 542 ambulances to various organizations across 73 districts in Nepal. This has helped in bringing healthcare services to the doorstep of thousands of people who do not have access to healthcare services. India has also so far gifted 106 buses to various educational and welfare institutions across 25 districts in Nepal, making access to education easier for thousands of students.
The 67th Republic Day function was attended by Embassy officials, their families, members of the Indian community and other guests. The ceremony concluded with a scintillating performance by the Nepalese Army Band followed by patriotic songs, sung by the students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, the Modern Indian School and the Indian Cultural Centre.