President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) visits Kathmandu

New Delhi: Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is visiting Kathmandu from 14-16 June 2022. Earlier today, he called on Rt. Hon. President Ms. Bidya Devi Bhandari, Rt. Hon. PM Sher Bahadur Deuba and Hon. Minister for Education, Science &Technology Mr. Devendra Paudel and discussed about promoting cultural ties and strengthening educational exchanges.

During the visit, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe attended the curtain raiser of International Day of Yoga 2022 on 15th June at the premises of the UNESCO heritage site Pashupatinath Temple. The event was organized by Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center (SVCC), Embassy of India, Kathmandu in association with Pashupati Area Development Trust and Patanjali Yogpeeth, as part of ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. Nearly 150 Yoga enthusiasts from Patanjali Yogpeeth in Kathmandu participated.

Dr. Sahasrabuddhe also interacted with over 200 members of ‘Sampark India-Nepal Alumni Network’, that connects Nepalese who have studied in India including many under ICCR-scholarships. In his remarks to the alumni, he emphasized on the significant role played by them in strengthening India-Nepal relations.

Dr. Sahasrabuddhe will be meeting prominent educationist and academicians including Vice Chancellors of Kathmandu University, Lumbini Buddhist University and Director, Center for Nepal and Asian studies (CNAS) to discuss specific initiatives and role ICCR can play in this regard.

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