Bharat and Nepal are culturally, socially and spiritually alike – Dattatrey Hosbale Ji
Dehradun (VSK). RSS sahsarkaryvah Dattatrey Hosbale Ji said that Bharat and Nepal enjoy age-old relations. People of both the countries are alike, culturally, religiously, traditionally and spiritually. We go for pilgrimages in each other’s country. Our religious scriptures and epics are same. That’s why the ties between the two countries are very strong.
He was addressing valedictory function of the two-day seminar organised at the Forest Research Institute by the International Cooperation Council and Policy Research Foundation.
He said the two nations even shared civilisational historicity as well. This bond, he said, should be further strengthened so that mutual trust and confidence increased in various other fields as well. For this we need to work together .
After the Partition in 1947 Pakistan and then Bangladesh came into being. Both these countries changed their culture, changed their path, separated their identity on the basis of religion and closed the international borders with Bharat. That’s why our relations with the two countries underwent a change.
But nothing of the sort happened between Bharat and Nepal. IN spite of being two nations, they kept their borders open and built coordination with mutual confidence, and in future also the two nations would keep working together.
As Bharat has worked in close coordination with Myanmar and Bhutan on security matters to check militancy, we would like similar coordination to be built with Nepal.
Former India’s Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Ray presided over the function, while former Nepal Army chief Gen (retd) Gaurav Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana was the chief guest.