KATHMANDU, April 6: As many as 550 Nepali students have been awarded with Ambassador of Pakistan Scholarships.
Amid the 9th Annual Ambassador of Pakistan Scholarship programme organized by Embassy of Pakistan at Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu on Monday, Himalaya Shamsher Rana gave away “Ambassador of Pakistan Scholarships” to 550 Nepali students.
The scholarships amount Rs 10,000 each were awarded to deserving students of government schools from across Nepal, according to a press statement issued by the Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu.
Speaking at the occasion Himalaya Shamsher Rana appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Embassy to enhance people-to-people contact between the two counties especially in the field of education. He also expressed appreciation for the Embassy’s efforts which, he said, had gone a long way in bringing the youths of the two counties closer.
Pakistan Ambassador Syed Haider Shah on his part expressed his resolve and desire to further expand the scholarship programme and expressed gratitude to Rana for gracing the ceremony.
Ambassador of Pakistan scholarship programme, started in 2013 has been growing over the years and has become popular among Nepali youth as a symbol of Pakistan-Nepal friendship.