KATHMANDU: Indian ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood inaugurated the recently renovated building of Nepal Bhasha Parishad (NBP) at Naradevi, Kathmandu amidst a function on Friday.
The building was renovated with the assistance of Rs 5.24 million from the Indian government under the Small Development Projects Programme, read a press release issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
Representatives from Kathmandu District Development Committee, local administration, community leaders and a large number of people from the area attended the function.
NBP which was established in 1951 with the objective of promoting literature in Nepal Bhasha, was housed in a dilapidated 150 year old building.
Restoration of the old building, while maintaining its traditional architectural authenticity, will not only help preserve this important cultural monument of Nepal, but will also provide space for establishing a museum and educational centre related to the renowned poet of Nepal, Kavi Kesari Chittadhar Hridaya and his works, the release states, adding that the project denotes the importance accorded by India in preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Nepal, which also symbolises the strong and close bonds in the field of cultural and literature between the two close and friendly neighbours.