Kathmandu, 26 Jan: The 75th Republic Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu today.
Ambassador of India to Nepal Shri Naveen Srivastava conveyed his greetings on the occasion to the members of the Indian Diaspora in Nepal. This was followed by a video of the address to the nation from Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu.
During the celebrations, the Ambassador felicitated widows and next of kins of deceased soldiers by disbursing their dues of NRs. 5.04 crore and blankets. Reiterating its commitment to helping the retired soldiers, the Embassy unveiled the Bhu Puu-2024 magazine covering the welfare initiatives of the Government of India for ex-servicemen domiciled in Nepal. Ambassador also presented books to various institutions.
The celebrations witnessed cultural performance by students of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre of the Embassy and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kathmandu.