Kathmandu, Sep 29 (PTI) India is willing to help Nepal in the field of education and has been providing annually around 3,000 scholarships to the Nepalese students, a top Indian official said here Saturday. Also Read - Border Trade With Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar Continues Despite Ban on Movement

Indian Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Ajay Kumar made his remarks at an event held to observe the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech delivered at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. Also Read - HK vs NEP Dream11 Team Prediction, ACC Eastern Region T20 2020, Match 3: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips Hong Kong vs Nepal at Terdthai Cricket Ground, Bangkok 8:00 AM IST

“India has been providing annually around 3,000 scholarships to Nepalese students. India wants to help Nepal in the area of education,” Kumar said. Also Read - Coronavirus: 'Follow Airport-like Procedures at Borders' Checkpoints', MHA Issues Advisory to ITBP, SSB

Former Nepalese representative to the United Nations Jayaraj Acharya who attended the event highlighted Vivekananda’s contribution to education.

“Vivekananda had introduced Vedic philosophy of India to the western society through his historic address to the World Religious Congress in Chicago, USA,” said Swami Bodhasarananda of Ramkrishna Mission Bellor Math, India.

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