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Nepal: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu observes Republic Day India Nepal
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Nepal: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu observes Republic Day

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Jan 2021, 06:24 pm

New Delhi: The  72nd  Republic  Day  of  India  was  celebrated  at  the  Embassy  of India  in  Kathmandu  on  Jan  26.  

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  Veer  Nari,  war  widows  and  next  of  kins  of deceased  soldiers  by  disbursing  their  dues  worth Rs. 3.68 crore and  a  blanket  to  each.  

The Embassy  also  gifted  books  to  50  libraries  and  educational  institutions spread  across  all  the  provinces  of  Nepal.

Later  in  the  day,  the  Ambassador  hosted  a  reception  at  India  House.  Foreign  Minister  of  Nepal,  Pradeep  Kumar  Gyawali  graced  the occasion  as  the  Chief  Guest.  On this occasion India-Nepal Alumni  Network 'Sampark' along with  website  www.samparkbharatnepal.com was launched  by  former President  of Nepal  Ram  Baran  Yadav  in the presence of other distinguished alumni, the Indian Embassy in Nepal said in a statement.

The  event  was  attended  by  prominent  leaders,  officials, artist, journalists  and public  personalities  who  have  studied  in  India.

They were felicitated for their significant contribution to strengthening people-to-people links between India and Nepal.

During the occasion the  top  three  prize  winners of  ‘Maitri  Through  My  Lens  Photography  Contest’,  organized  by  Embassy  of India,  were  handed  over  certificates  and  cheques.