KATHMANDU, March 19: Youths from different states of India have wrapped up their seven-day visit of Nepal.
The visit was a part of Youth Exchange Program, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The Indian team was led by Dayananda, the deputy secretary of India"s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The participating youths visited places like Nagarkot, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. They also enjoyed mountain flights.
Students from IIT Roorkee, IIT Bombay, Banaras Hindu University, among others, were in the team. “Visitors were from diverse fields and they represented almost all the Indian states,” Ram Prasad Thapaliya, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, said. He also said that the team was in Nepal to foster mutual relationship.
According to the ministry, the team participated in an interaction with Nepal Chamber of Commerce in Kathmandu and Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Pokhara. “The interactions focused on bilateral investment and tourism promotion,” said Thapaliya.
The Youth Exchange Program was started after Nepal and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for Youth Affairs on the sidelines of SAARC Summit in 2014.
A Nepali team visited different parts of India as part of the program in 2015. It was the the first visit from India under the program.