India Celebrates 75th Republic Day in Kathmandu, Honors Soldiers and Supports Education
Kathmandu, Nepal: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu buzzed with patriotic fervor on Friday as members of the Indian diaspora commemorated the 75th Republic Day of India. The celebrations, marked by cultural performances, book donations, and support for retired soldiers, echoed the spirit of resilience and progress highlighted by President Droupadi Murmu in her nationwide address.
Ambassador Naveen Srivastava unfurled the tricolor, setting the stage for a vibrant morning. He conveyed heartfelt greetings to the Indian community in Nepal, expressing pride in India's remarkable journey since independence. A video message from President Murmu showcased India's triumphs in various spheres, specifically the successful G20 Summit under India's presidency and the ambitious Chandrayaan-3 mission.
The event witnessed a touching gesture of gratitude towards India's brave soldiers. Ambassador Srivastava felicitated widows and families of deceased soldiers, presenting them with dues amounting to NRs. 5.04 crore and warm blankets. Further underscoring the country's commitment to veteran welfare, the Embassy unveiled the "Bhu Puu-2024" magazine, outlining initiatives that support retired soldiers residing in Nepal.
Education also took center stage during the celebrations. Ambassador Srivastava presented books worth NRs. 19 lakh to 30 institutions, demonstrating India's unwavering dedication to fostering knowledge and enriching the lives of young minds in Nepal.
The spirit of cultural exchange resonated through captivating performances by students from the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kathmandu. Their vibrant dances and songs showcased the rich tapestry of Indian heritage, leaving the audience enthralled.
To ensure wider participation, the Embassy thoughtfully live-streamed the event on their social media platforms, allowing individuals beyond the physical premises to join in the joyous festivities.
The 75th Republic Day celebrations in Kathmandu transcended geographical boundaries, weaving a thread of shared history, unwavering support, and vibrant cultural connections between India and Nepal. As the echoes of patriotic melodies faded, a renewed sense of hope and camaraderie lingered, solidifying the bond between the two nations.India In Nepal