Indian Embassy observes 71st Independence Day of India

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 16, 2017

Indian Ambassador P Kumaran hoisting the flag to mark the 71st Independence Day at the ICC premises in Doha, yesterday. Puri hoisted the Indian national flag and read out the message of President of India that highlighted the achievements of India in various fields in the past even decades.

At the event, Ambassador Puri distributed cheques worth NPRs.5.73 crore and blankets to 15 widows, next of kin and to two wards of deceased soldiers of Indian Armed Forces.

Books were also gifted to 61 libraries and educational institutions across Nepal, the Indian embassy said in a statement.

Students from Indian Culture Centre, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Modern Indian School sang patriotic songs along with a musical performance by Indian music band Astitva.

Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 632 ambulances to various organisations across 73 districts. This has helped take health care services to the doorstep of thousands of people who do not have easy access to health care.

India on 15 August gifted 30 ambulances and six buses to Nepal for strengthening its education and health services.

The event was attended by officials from Indian Embassy in Qatar, presidents and officials of different apex bodies, officials of affiliated organisations and members of the community. The ceremony concluded with a performance by the Nepali Army Band.

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