India provides 30 ambulances and buses to Nepal on I-Day

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Kathmandu, Aug 15 (UNI) The Indian government has provided 30 ambulances, eight buses and a large number of educational books and other materials worth Rs 30 million to various Nepali hospitals, NGOs and cultural and educational organisations on the occasion of India's 62nd Independence Day.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood presented the gifts to the recipient organisations in a function at the Indian Embassy in Lainchaur, Kathmandu on the occasion of the Indian Independence Day today.

Similarly, six ambulances and three buses were gifted by Consel General of India in Birgunj, T Ashok to the recipient organisations from Bara, Mahottari, Makwanpur, Parsa, Rautahat and Sarlahi districts.

Mr Sood presented books and educational materials worth over Rs 1.2 million to educational and cultural organisations of remote parts of Mustang, Syangja, Parbat, Dailekh, Arghakhachi, Daleldhura and Taplejung districts.

Since 1994, India has provided over 200 ambulances to various organisations across the country.

Indian Ambassador, speaking briefly to mediapersons, pointed out the need of participation of all political parties in the new government.

''Formation of national government will ensure timely drafting of new constitution with the participation of all,'' The Himalayan Times quoted Mr Sood as saying.

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