Nepal PM recalls JNU days

Last Updated: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 13:44

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai,
a scholar from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University,
recalled his student life at the varsity campus during the
early 80s at a function organised here to launch the JNU
Alumni Association Nepal (JAAN).

57-year-old Bhattarai said he has emotional attachment
with the New Delhi-based University that has produced a number
of scholars and politicians.

"I have learnt many things from JNU which I have been
able to put into practice in the real life," said Bhattarai,
who got his Ph.D. from the university.

"I have gained knowledge and learnt to be a hardworker
from JNU and I am trying to put into practice the JNU culture
in my real life," he said.

During a recent interview to PTI, Bhattarai said that he
got his first political lesson in JNU.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayanta Prasad, who had also
studied in JNU in the early seventies, said that JNU has
promoted connectivity among different people.

Prime Minister Bhattarai seemed to have more emotional
attachment with JNU than myself, he remarked.

A gathering of around 50-60 people which included JNU
graduates and current students at JNU formed JNU Alumni
Association Nepal (JAAN) at a function yesterday in the
presence of Prime Minister Bhattarai, Ambassador Prasad and
JNU`s Professor Alka Acharya.

Prof Madan Kumar Koirala was appointed as the chairman of
the 13 member adhoc committee and Deo Kumari Gurung became its
Vice chairman.

Rajiv Singh was appointed as the secretary and CB
Budhathoki as Joint Secretary.

"We will utilize the knowledge gained from JNU for the
upliftment of the Nepalese society," said Koirala.

"We will be involved in different academic exercises in
the society with the experience and knowledge we have gained
from JNU," he added.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 13:44

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