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B. P. Koirala India Nepal Foundation

Embassy of Nepal, Barakhamba Road New Delhi-110001, India

  Tel: 0091-11 - 2332 8066/ 2332 9218

  Fax: 0091-11- 23329647


Introduction:

Bishweswar Prasad Koirala, after whose name the Foundation is established, is the symbol of Nepali renaissance. His ideas and vision made him a unique mixture of liberalism, humanism and social justice. He was a crusader against all forms of injustices perpetrated in various forms and through various agencies, state and non-state. He occupies a unique place in politics, literature and intellectual thinking process making him a statesman – politician. B.P. had the distinction of being the first elected Prime Minister, following his party’s overwhelming victory in the 1959 general election.

B.P.’s involvement in the Indian Nationalist Movement and its impact on his political thinking process made him a close friend of India.


A unique institution for cultural co-operation between India and Nepal:


The B.P.Koirala India – Nepal Foundation (BPKF) was established in December, 1991. The BPKF was instituted by the two Governments during the visit of the then Prime Minister, G.P.Koirala (B.P.Koirala’s youngest brother) through a historic Memorandum of Understanding between Government of Nepal and the Government of the Republic of India.


The BPKF was jointly inaugurated in 1992 by the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal, with the objective of supplementing the normal cooperation and interaction at the Government - to - Government level by providing business leaders, statesmen, media persons, economists, professionals, students, theatre personalities, artists and others with channels of communication to constantly nurture and further enhance the understanding and friendship between the two countries.


The Foundation is financed through revenues generated from a Trust Fund, which has been set up principally through grants made available by Government of Nepal and the Government of India. The Foundation also accepts unconditional grants from other agencies, both public and private.


Objectives:

The BPKF has been set up:

(i) To foster educational, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation between India and Nepal.

(ii) To promote mutual understanding and co-operation through the process of wide sharing of knowledge and professional talents in both academic pursuits and technical specialization.

Activities:

he thrust areas of activities identified for promoting understanding and cooperation are:
  • Education and Culture
  • Agricultural Research
  • Science and Technology
  • Health
  • Technical Training
  • Development Studies
  • Women Development
  • Area Studies
  • Media Studies

The Foundation extends financial supports for higher studies, research and other educational activities and in - service training, visits and exchange of scholars, writers, politicians, media – persons, administrators, businessmen and other professionals in various fields.

Structure of the Foundation

The BPKF is managed by a ten member of Board of Directors headed by the two Co-Chairpersons. The Ambassador of India to Nepal and the Nepalese Ambassador to India are the Co-Chairpersons of the Board. Other members of the Board are nominated by the two Governments from amongst the distinguished persons in their respective fields, while the two Joint Secretaries incharge of their respective Foreign offices of India and Nepal desks will be the ex-officio members. Two officials of respective Embassies are designated to act jointly as secretaries of the Foundation.

The Board manages, supervises and controls the affairs of the Foundation. It meets twice a year to consider various proposals and projects received by the Foundation, and sanctions funds. Towards meeting the stated objectives, individuals, institutions or groups can approach the Foundation for consideration of their proposals through prescribed format made available in foundation offices in Delhi and Kathmandu.


Board of Members of the BPKF


Co chairpersons

H. E. Mr. Ranjit Rae

Ambassador of India to Nepal Embassy of India, Kathmandu

 Tel :977-1-4411425

 Email : amb@eoiktm.org

 Fax : 977-1-4420130

H.E. Deep Kumar Upadhyay

Ambassador of Nepal to India

  Embassy of Nepal Barakhambha Road, New Delhi

 Tel: 0091-11-23476227

Email : ambassadornep@gmail.com

 Fax:0091-11-23326857

Members

Mr.Sudhakar Dalela

Joint Secretary (North)

 Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi

 Tel: 0091-11-23793241

 Email : jsnorth@mea.gov.in

 Fax: 0091-11-23792814

Mr. Bhrigu Dhungana ( South Asia Division)

Joint Secretary (SA, SAARC)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shital Niwas, Kathmandu

 Tel: 977-1-4416031

 Email : sa@mofa.gov.np

Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath

Principal, Lady Shri Ram College for Women,

 Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi-24

 Tel: 0091-26434459, 26460400

 Fax: 0091-26216951

 Email : meenug11@gmail.com

Prof. (Dr.) Bidur Prasad Upadhyay

Chuche Pati, Chabahil Kathmandu

  Tel: 977-1-4471825, 977-9841545351

  bidur.upa@hotmail.com

Mr. Siddharth Vardarajan

Associate Editor , The Hindu

  Tel: 0091-23715426, 9811160260

  sv1965@gmail.com

Mr. Sriharsha Koirala

 Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu

  Phone:00977-1-4373550 (R)4211656 (O)

  Fax: 00977-1- 4240897

  ruavshha@gmail.com

Mr. Vinay Kumar

Deputy Chief of Mission,

 Embassy of India, Kathmandu

  Tel: 977-1-4411408

  Fax:977-1-4428285

  dcm@eoiktm.org

Mrs. Ragini Upadhayay- Grela

Chancellor Nepal Academy of Fine Arts,

 Sita Bhawan, balmandir, Napal

  Phone: 09851052244

  ragini.grela@gmail.com

Secretaries

Ms. Ruby Jaspreet Sharma

Second Secretary

 Embassy of India, Kathmandu

  Tel: 977-1-4413174

  Fax:977-1-4420129

  bpkf@eoiktm.org

Ms. Srijana Adhikari

First Secretary

 Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi

  Phone: 0091-11-23357025/23476247

  Fax: 0091-11-23329647

  rijusri@hotmail.com

Proposal Submission:

Individual, institutions and other interested in its activities will have to carry out projects and activities through the Embassy of Nepal in India and Indian Embassy in Nepal, the addresses of which are given below

Secretary

B.P. Koirala India – Nepal Foundation,

Embassy of Nepal, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi – 110 001 (India)

Tel : 0091-11-23329218 –23327361

Telefax : 0091-11-23329647


Secretary,

B.P. Koirala India – Nepal Foundation,

Embassy of India P.O. Box. 292 336, Kapurdhara Marg, Lainchaur Kathmandu, Nepal

Telephone: +977-1-4410900 / 4414990 / 4411699

Fax No: +977-1-4428279