Embassy of India, Kathmandu, on Sunday gifted 34 ambulances and 50 school buses to various organizations working in the fields of health and education sectors across the country. The keys of vehicles were handed over by Ambassador Naveen Srivastava in the presence of Ashok Kumar Rai, Minister of Education, Science & Technology to the representatives of respective organizations. Mayors, Chair persons of Municipalities / Rural Municipalities of various local bodies, representatives of various beneficiary organizations were present at the function organized by the embassy of India in its premises on Sunday.
Education Minister Rai, in his remarks, appreciated Government of India’s various ongoing developmental projects in Nepal and expressed hope that these will continue to strengthen people-to-people connectivity and the bilateral relations between the two countries. He lauded the support of Government of India for reaching out and supporting the schools and health facilities across Nepal covering Mountain to Terai regions.
“Gifting of the vehicles has been one of the long-standing traditions of Government of India under the Nepal-India Development Partnership Programme to bolster the efforts of Government of Nepal to strengthen its infrastructure in health and education sectors,” remarked Ambassador Srivastava on the occasion. “This is part of very robust and strong development partnership between India and Nepal, which has a long history and legacy, touching people’s lives and bringing out a tangible progress in the development journey of Nepal,” he pointed out.
Including this government of India has since 1994, gifted 974 ambulances and 234 school buses to various health and educational organizations across Nepal.