LONDON, Oct 4: The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has announced plans to provide scholarships to 5,000 poor and needy students studying at public schools.
This was announced by Rabina Thapa, the executive president of NRNA International Coordinating Council Women's Department, while addressing the greeting exchange program on the auspicious occasion of Dashain on Monday.
Thapa said that the project will be carried forward in collaboration with the Nepal government for the support of underprivileged students studying at public schools. She has promised to provide studentship to 5,000 students in collaboration with the National Committee of NRNA and various organizations.
Thapa made it clear that NRNA gave priority to the fields of women's health and education. Addressing the program, the president of the NRNA, Kul Acharya, said that the association would cooperate with various organizations to help in the field of women’s education and health.
Similarly, at the event, the vice president of the association, Dr Hem Raj Sharma said that preparation is necessary before the association announces any program. He suggested that for the stability of the union, instead of internal financial support, cooperation with international organizations should be done.
Likewise, Tika Gurung, secretary of the association, said that a commitment of Rs 1 million has been received for the first phase of the project. Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Uma Regmi, who was present as the chief guest in the program, promised that the government would cooperate with NRNA for the success of the project.
She said that even if the Citizenship Bill related to non-resident Nepalis was stopped by the President, the problem would be resolved after the upcoming elections and appointment of a new President.