India To Help Nepal Rebuild 11 Heritage Sites Damaged in 2015 Earthquake
18, Dec 2019, 5:58 PM IST
In April 2015, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 magnitude rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and wounding nearly 22,000. The earthquake unfortunately also damaged Nepal’s cultural legacy. 4 years later the nation is still rebuilding its lost cultural glory and providing a helping hand to Nepal is the Indian government. Recently the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu inked an agreement with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), to rebuild 11 cultural heritage sites damaged in the devastating earthquake. According to the agreement, INTACH will provide design and project management consultancy services for the reconstruction of the sites in 4 districts of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Solukhumbhu. Let’s take a look at 5 of the 11 cultural heritage sites, some of which that have links with India, which will be rebuilt in the next 3 years thanks to the Indian government in this episode of Culture ‘Shauk’ with Sunita Iyer.