German Unity Day marked amidst special function in Nepal

Published On: September 29, 2022 08:44 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 29:  Embassy of Germany in Nepal organized a special program in Kathmandu to mark the German Unity Day and the 35th anniversary of the Kathmandu Branch Office of the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University.

Over 400 people from various walks of life attended the event organized by German Ambassador to Nepal Dr. Thomas Prinz and his spouse Anuza Prinz at the Embassy on Tuesday. Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun was invited as the chief guest for the event.

This year Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute (SAI) is celebrating its 60th anniversary and its Kathmandu Branch Office is celebrating its 35th anniversary. SAI has played an important part in promoting and organizing research in Nepal in this period and will continue the academic cooperation in future as well.

Among the guests in the event were ministers and secretaries from various ministries of the Government of Nepal, leaders of political parties, heads of Kathmandu based diplomatic missions, civil society members, Human Rights advocates, businessperson, media person and people from various walks of life. 

In his welcome speech, ambassador Prinz said, “Our bilateral relations with Nepal this year were marked by the German Government’s decision to continue the development cooperation with Nepal recognizing the good progress Nepal has made in the last years in political and socio-economic development sector”

The so-called “Berlin wall” built in 1963 came down – the wall which had been dividing the Eastern and Western part of Germany in 1989.  The “Berliner Mauer” was designed to physically prevent disaffected East Germans from fleeing to the West. The Peaceful Revolution of 1989 led to the opening of the border on November 9, 1989, which for the first time after 28 years allowed Germans to freely move in the whole of the country. It led to a new form of encounters between the East and the West, and it re-united the whole of Europe. 


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