Kathmandu, July 10: On 10 July, K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal inaugurated a three-storied Library Building for Nepal Academy, Kathmandu in the presence of Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal. The Library had been built with Indian assistance of 43.94 million. The inaugural event was attended by representatives of Ministries of Urban Development, Culture, Civil Aviation and Tourism, Government of Nepal, community leaders and a large number of friends of the Nepal-India relationship.
The newly constructed library building would provide research and reference facilities to the researchers and academicians of India and Nepal. Library would also have facility of an advanced offset press for printing of books. The Nepal Academy plans to further develop the library as a digital library. The library would not only enhance the friendly relation between India and Nepal but also help develop a strong bond among artists and academicians of the two countries.
According to the Press Release of Indian Embassy The Government of India, so far, had completed Projects worth NRs. 486.5 million in Kathmandu District. These projects include Schools, Libraries, Hospitals and other health facilities, Art Gallery, Food Laboratory, Hostel Buildings for Women & Girls and Community Centers. There are twelve projects under different stages of construction with Indian assistance of NRs. 407 million. In addition, the Government of India had donated 47 ambulances, 3 special medical van and 41 buses to various organisation in Kathmandu District.
Established in 1957, the Nepal Academy is a Government of Nepal Organisation and is counterpart of Sahitya Academy of India. The Nepal Academy is a premier national institution devoted to the promotion of languages, literature, culture, philosophy, research and the overall development of cultural and intellectual fields by bringing together and coordinating national and international activities.