Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated a three-storied library building of Nepal Academy, Kathmandu, in the presence of Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri.
The library was built with Indian assistance worth Rs 43.94 million. The inaugural event was attended by representatives of the ministries of urban development, and culture, tourism and civil aviation and community leaders.
According to a press release issued by the embassy, the newly constructed library building will provide research and reference materials to researchers and academicians of India and Nepal. The library will also have an advanced offset press for printing books. The Nepal Academy plans to further develop the library as a digital one. The library will not only enhance the friendly relations between Nepal and India but also help to make bond among artists and academicians of the two countries stronger.
“The Government of India, so far, has completed projects worth Rs 486.5 million in Kathmandu. These projects include schools, libraries, hospitals and other health facilities, art gallery, food laboratory, hostel buildings for women and girls, and community centres,” the release said. There are 12 projects under different stages of construction with Indian assistance of Rs 407 million. In addition, the Government of India has donated 47 ambulances, three special medical van and 41 buses to various organisations in Kathmandu district.
Established in 1957, the Nepal Academy is a government-run organisation and is counterpart of Sahitya Academy of India.