On the occasion of its 71st Independence Day, India on Tuesday gifted 30 ambulances and six buses to Nepalese hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions.
Manjeev Singh Puri, India’s ambassador to Nepal, handed over the keys of the vehicles to the representatives of these organisations at a function in the premises of Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
A function was organised in Kathmandu to mark the Indian Independence Day. Puri hoisted the tricolour and read out the message of President of India, highlighting the achievements of India in various fields in the past even decades.
The ambassador also distributed cheques worth 57.3 million Nepalese rupees and blankets to 15 widows and wards of deceased soldiers of the Indian armed forces.
Also, books were gifted to 61 libraries and educational institutions across Nepal, the Indian embassy said in a statement.