Indian Embassy gifts 39 ambulances, six school buses

Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra hands over a school bus. (Photo: Indian Embassy)

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Kathmandu: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu gifted 39 ambulances and six school buses to various governmental and non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations.

These were gifted as part of a long-standing tradition of the Embassy of gifting ambulances and school buses to government and not-for-profit organizations every year to support grassroots medical access, and of the ongoing celebration of India@75, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement.

Since 1994, the Embassy of India has gifted nearly 862 ambulances, including those gifted today.

The Embassy has this year gifted three different categories of ambulances:- Advance Life Support category, Basic Life Support, and Common Life Support ambulances. All three categories are built as per the guidelines of the Government of Nepal.

The Embassy has, so far, gifted 166 school buses across Nepal, including the six gifted today to educational institutions located in various districts of Nepal.