August 16, 2017
On the occasion of its 71st Independence Day, India offered 30 ambulances and six buses to various hospitals, charitable trusts and educational institutions located in various districts of Nepal, on August 15, 2017.
India also gifted books to around 61 libraries and various educational institutions across Nepal, informed an official release by the Embassy.
In a function organized at Indian Embassy, Kathmandu to mark Indian Independence Day, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri also distributed cheques of Rs 57 million (Nepali Rupees) and blankets to 15 widows and wards of deceased soldiers of Indian armed forces.
This move by India to give ambulances to Nepal will add to the government’s efforts towards providing relief measures to the flood victims.
At the event, the students of Indian Culture Centre, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Modern Indian School sang patriotic songs. The event also witnessed a musical performance by Indian Music Band Astitva and the ceremony concluded with a performance by the Nepal Army Band.