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H.E. Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal visits KU

isms | 05 March, 2014 07:48

H.E. Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal visits KU

Dhulikhel, Kavre

4 March 2014

 

His Excellency Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal paid a visit to Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital on 3 March 2014.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha welcomed H. E. Ambassador and briefed about the university, its programs and various activities. H. E. Ambassador asked several questions and expressed willingness to collaborate with higher academic institutions of Nepal like Kathmandu University.

In the meeting, KU officials highlighted some areas of mutual interest that KU would like to enhance its activities with Indian Institutions particularly with the government of India.

H. E. Ambassador Ranjit Rae made a short tour of the campus and visited CV Raman Auditorium, Library and Pharmacy Block at Central Premises. He also observed departments and the centers of Dhulikhel Hospital.

Dr. Ken Ohashi delivers a special talk at KU

isms | 05 March, 2014 07:46

Dr. Ken Ohashi delivers a special talk at KU

Dhulikhel, Kavre

4 March 2014

 

Dr. Ken Ohashi, former Country Representative of World Bank to Nepal delivered a special talk on 'Why has Nepal fallen behind in development so far, and how can Nepal change it?' in a program organized by Kathmandu University on 26 February 2014.

Dr. Ohashi outlined the global developmental scenario and highlighted the features of East Asian development models along with pros and cons of each models. He pointed that innovativeness and inclusiveness are the key aspects of development for any country. Democratic stable government is a prerequisite for achieving sustainable development of the nation, he stressed.

Dr. Ohashi shared his views regarding the causes of underdevelopment of Nepal that he recollected during his stay in Nepal from 2000 to 2007 AD. He suggested that society has to change its conventional thoughts of working style, existing culture bounded norms and values for gearing up the development process.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha welcomed Dr. Ohashi and his octogenarian mother at the University. Prof. Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts has moderated and briefed Dr. Ohashi's contribution to the development sector, particularly for developing countries. On behalf of the University, Prof. Bim Shrestha expressed vote of thanks to him.

Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar, students and teaching and non-teaching staffs of Kathmandu University and invitees from World Bank, Japanese Embassy, JICA and KOICA were present in the talk program.

 

 
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