22nd Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day is observed in Kathmandu by the Indian Embassy.

KATHMANDU, March 16: On Friday, the 22nd Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day was observed by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. About 200 students took part in the festivities.

The Indian ambassador to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava, presented the inaugural class of nine deserving Golden Jubilee recipients with the Ambassador’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship Roll of Honour.

During his speech, Ambassador Srivastava praised the recipients of the 22nd batch of Golden Jubilee Scholarships and the deserving students of the inaugural Ambassador’s Roll of Honor, encouraging them to succeed in their chosen disciplines. Additionally, he emphasized the chances that would arise for young people in India if they participated in startup ecosystems, incubation centers, etc., and he urged students to look for industries in which they could work together.Professors Dr. Gyanendra Giri and Subarna Lal Bajracharya, Vice Chancellors of Lumbini Buddhist University and Kathmandu University, respectively, Professor Bhola Thapa, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel, Professor Punya Prasad Regmi, Vice Chancellor of Agricultural & Forestry University and Professor Sailesh Mani Pokhrel, Vice Chancellor of Purbanchal University and Professor Amar Prasad Yadav, Vice Chancellor of Rajarshi Janak University and Biratnagar, were among the distinguished guests of honoring the occasion. Senior representatives from the Nepalese government were present during the program, along with deans, registrars, and principals of prominent schools.In 2002, the Golden Jubilee Scholarship was created to commemorate 50 years of economic cooperation between India and Nepal. The total number of scholarship recipients has grown to 200 throughout time. This scholarship program pays Rs. 4000/- per month for five years to MBBS/BDS students, Rs. 4000/- per month for four years to BE students, and Rs. 3000/- per month for three years to students enrolled in other undergraduate programs such as BA, BEd, B.Pharmacy, BSc Agriculture, BBA, BBM, and BBS.

This scholarship program has helped over 3,300 Nepali students from all 77 districts in the country. Presently, 76 districts in Nepal are home to the scholarship recipients, with 32% of them being female. Additionally, five kids with disabilities have been selected this year.

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