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Nepal unveils 5th-century Buddhist Stupa reconstructed with India’s aid

IndiaNepal unveils 5th-century Buddhist Stupa reconstructed with India's aid

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastava and the Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Chiri Babu Maharjan jointly inaugurated the new building of Shree Napichandra Mahavihar, Lalitpur built at an approximate cost of NPR 3.5 cr under Government of India’s post-earthquake reconstruction Grant in the cultural heritage sector in Nepal.

The inauguration ceremony also saw the participation of the President of Lalitpur Development Society, Buddhiraj Bajracharya, representatives of the local community, representatives of INTACH the PMC for the project, officials from the Government of Nepal and the Embassy of India, Kathmandu were also present in the event. The project was taken up under the post-earthquake reconstruction grant in the cultural heritage sector in Nepal.

The Napichandra Mahavihar, which got damaged during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, has now been reconstructed with Government of India’s Grant assistance of around NPR 3.5 crore.

The Indian Ambassador to Nepal during his remarks at the event highlighted the various aspects of the robust ongoing development co-operation between India and Nepal and mentioned that it is a significant aspect of India-Nepal bilateral partnership. Mayor Maharjan thanked the GoI for its support to Lalitpur as well as Nepal in general in terms of asset creation.

India and Nepal have historic cultural similarities and heritage to preserve for our future generations. Therefore, it is our common endeavor to restore these heritage sites.

In addition to Shree Napichandra Mahavihar, India has extended its support for the reconstruction of half a dozen of heritage sites in Lalitpur that were damaged in the 2015 earthquake.

(Inputs from ANI)

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