180 Nepali students received ‘Ambassador of Pakistan Scholarships’

Kathmandu, April 25

The Embassy of Pakistan to Nepal organised the 12th Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony at Hyatt Place, Kathmandu.

According to a press statement released by the embassy, Suresh Adhikari, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Government of Nepal was the chief guest. He gave away “Ambassador of Pakistan Scholarships” to Nepali students. The scholarships are awarded to the most deserving/ bright Nepali students selected by the respective Principals of Schools from across Nepal. This year 180 students from 119 schools were awarded the scholarships. Moreover, a laptop was given to the Best Student.

Speaking at the occasion, Suresh Adhikari lauded Pakistan for its continued support and advancing technical support, especially in the field of education. This, he said, was a reflection of the close friendly ties between Pakistan and Nepal. He expressed hope that Pakistan’s support would go a long way in reminding the youth of the two countries about a shared vision; an educated youth is beneficial for all. He lauded that a sizeable alumnus of Pakistan was contributing to Nepal’s development.

Ambassador Abrar H Hashmi in his remarks said Pakistan would continue its endeavour for the scholarship programme and expand the cooperation from tertiary-level to secondary education in Nepal. He said today’s event was a celebration of the success of the students and a reminder of it being shared responsibility. He said encouraging Nepali youth in the fields of studies, sports and healthy social activities is the mainstay of our bilateral cooperation. Pakistan will continue to partner, foster and further, albeit, in a modest way our responsibility.  

The Ambassador of Pakistan scholarship programme started in 2013, has been growing over the years and has since become popular among Nepali youth.

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