India to inaugurate 75 development projects in Nepal
India on Wednesday announced that it will inaugurate 75 developmental projects in Nepal up to August, 2023, Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said during the 73rd Republic Day of India.
The celebration was part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' which is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate 75 years of India's independence and remarkable achievements by Indians in all spheres of human endeavour. As part of the Mahotsav, many events will be held throughout the year and up till August 2023.
"In order to mark [email protected] milestone in Nepal, it is planned to inaugurate 75 development projects implemented with India's assistance across the provinces and districts of Nepal this year," the Indian Embassy announced on Wednesday while celebrating the 73rd Republic Day.
India is a major development partner of Nepal and has been engaged in various developmental activities over the decades. On the occasion of the Republic Day, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu is also gifting 75 ambulances and school buses to various organizations and local authorities across Nepal. Besides handing over the ambulance and school buses, a ceremony was held in the premises of Indian Embassy.
The celebrations began with hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra who then read out the message of the President of India on the occasion. The Ambassador felicitated war widows and next of kin of deceased soldiers by disbursing their dues of Rs 6.35 crore and blankets.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day of India, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka have sent separate messages of felicitations to Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Dr S. Jaishankar, the President, Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs of India respectively.
In her message to the President of India, President Bhandari has extended best wishes for good health and happiness of the President of India as well as for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of India.
Bhandari has also extended congratulations and best wishes on the 75th anniversary of India's independence, being celebrated in India as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Similarly, Prime Minister Deuba has also extended best wishes for good health and happiness to Prime Minister Modi and for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of India. The Prime Minister has commended India's remarkable achievements in socio-economic development and impressive advancement in technologies and innovation. Deuba has expressed his confidence that the relations would continue to grow stronger in the days to come, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal.
Likewise, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Khadka has expressed warm felicitations and best wishes to the Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar and the people of India. He has also expressed his confidence that the warm and friendly ties between the two countries would be further strengthened in the days to come. - IANS
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