Embassy of Pakistan awards scholarship to 400 school students
Kathmandu, Apr. 24: Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu awarded scholarship to some 400 school students from different schools across the country on Wednesday.
The awarded students were provided an amount of Rs. 10,000 each.
National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, Kathmandu Metropolis Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakaya, ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal Dr Mazhar Javed, and Pakistan embassy counsellor (political and education) Muhammad Abrar Afzal handed over scholarships to the students at the scholarship distribution ceremony.
“It is highly commendable that Pakistan which is not a developed country has also been providing scholarship to Nepali students. This scholarship is encouragement for our students to study further and be an able person so as to contribute to Nepal’s development and the relations between Nepal and Pakistan,” NA Chair Timilsina said addressing the ‘Ambassador of Pakistan, Award of Scholarship 2019, 7th Annual’ programme held to distribute the scholarship.
The NA Chairman also appreciated the efforts by Pakistan Embassy to create people to people linkages between the two countries especially in the field of education.
Ambassador of Pakistan Dr Mazhar Javed expressed happiness over being able to offer token of love from the government and people of Pakistan to Nepali school students and expressed his desire to double the number of scholarship next year. “Last year, I made commitment to double the number of scholarship and this has happened now, and now I repeat the same that the number of students receiving scholarship will be double next year.”
Besides scholarships, Ramesh Thapa from Shree Pushupati Secondary School, Parbat was awarded the 2019 Best Student Gold Medal.
Ambassador of Pakistan scholarship program has been growing in terms of number of students awarded ever since it was initiated seven years ago.