India builds library for Nepali academicians


Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today inaugurated a library building built with India's financial assistance.

The three-storied Nepal Academy library located in the heart of Kathmandu would provide research and reference facilities to the researchers and academicians of India and Nepal, the Indian Embassy here said in a statement.

Established in 1957, the Nepal Academy is a Nepal Government body devoted to language, literature, art, culture and philosophy. It is equivalent to India's Sahitya Akademi. The library, built with Indian assistance of NRs 43.94 million, would also have facility of an advanced offset press for printing books, the statement said.

The library would not only enhance the friendly ties between India and Nepal but also help develop a strong bond among artists and academicians of the two countries, it added. Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, was also present at the inauguration.

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