Indian President awards Pokhara girl medals for topping course

2015-01-07

Himalayan News Service

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A student from Pokhara sub-metropolis has earned accolades by topping the Agriculture Economics and Farm Management course from Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University of India.

Aruna Parajuli (Timalsina), who had gone to study the course at the university under a scholarship programme granted by the Indian Embassy, received two gold medals from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee amidst a programme organised to mark the university’s golden jubilee just a couple of weeks ago, for her academic excellence in the master’s level in the 2011/12 batch.

Aruna, along with her family members, had attended the programme, attired in Nepali national dress and with the national flag of Nepal.

Born in Pokhara, Bindhyabasini, Aruna had passed her Grade XII from the local Gandaki Boarding School and completed her bachelors in Agriculture Economics from Kathmandu in 2010.

“It’s a moment of great pride for a Nepali student like me to top the university and receive medals from the hands of the President,” Aruna commented upon being feted at the programme.

Source: The Himalayantimes