Puri praises Nepal’s role in Indian freedom struggle

Rajbiraj, May 26

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri today said Nepal had played an incomparable role in the Indian independence movement.

Speaking at an interaction organised by JP Lohiya Rameswor Memorial Trust in Rajbiraj, the Indian ambassador held that India was observing 70th Independence Day and Nepali people had contributed significantly to bring in independence in India.

“Contribution made by the Nepali people to bring independence in India is written in golden letters in Indian history,” Puri added.

Stating that Nepali people had played a great role in freeing India from the British rule, Puri insisted that people-to people relations between Nepal and India was deep.

Puri said Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi’s recent visit to Nepal had expanded the doors of development between the two countries. He argued that coordination and collaboration between the two countries would help expedite development in all areas. “Progress and prosperity of Nepal is matter of happiness for India,” Puri stated.

Puri said that connecting Biratnagar and Janakpur with rail network would help increase trade between the two countries. He argued that personal, cultural and commercial ties would help take the bilateral relations to a new height. He urged the concerned contractors to complete around half a dozen projects being implemented with Indian assistance.

RastriyaJanata Party-Nepal General Secretary Manish Kumar Suman said Indian Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit had helped strengthen Nepal-India ties.