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Kathmandu Post Career Edufair kicks off
Jul 23, 2016-
The fourth edition of The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair kicked off in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Friday. Chief Secretary Somlal Subedi inaugurated the three-day event. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Subedi said, “This kind of education fair is a must to promote quality of education in the country.”
Stating that education is the only tool that can lead the country towards prosperity, Chief Secretary Subedi said, “Events like this career edufair are a good platform for sharing information and knowledge.”
Kantipur Media Group (KMG) Chairman and Managing Director Kailash Sirohiya and Kantipur Publications Assistant General Manager Mahesh Swar were also present during the inaugural ceremony.
“Our aim is to provide a platform where the next generation can obtain and share information on career and education,” said Swar. More than 150 colleges, universities and educational consultancies from home and abroad are participating in the fair.
According to the organisers, there are a total of 130 stalls and 13 pavilions.
More than 80 colleges from Nepal, 50 from India, seven each from Bangladesh and Australia, five from the United States and four from New Zealand are participating in the event.
The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair, which is a calendar programme of the Kantipur Media Group, has been held regularly since 2012 except in 2015 when it could not be organised in the wake of a devastating earthquake that struck the country in April that year.
In the last four years, The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair has become one of the most preferred platforms for colleges and universities as well students.
Around 100,000 people are expected to visit the fair.
According to the organisers, different events are organised each day, including career counselling, motivational speech and interaction with the celebrities. On Friday, LP Bhanu Sharma, principal, Apex College, talked about the Bagmati River Clean-up Campaign, while Girish Khatiwada, the country’s first rapper, enthralled the visitors with his songs.
According to the organisers, students visiting the fair can also have an opportunity to grab scholarships from the Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF), Sharada University, Quest College and IHMS College among others.
LBEF is the title sponsor of the event with Herald College as the main sponsor and IST College as the sponsor. The event is supported by the association of colleges that are affiliated with Pokhara University. The event is managed by Array International.
There are attractive door prizes as well-- two-night stay at Hotel Jal Mahal in Pokhara, lunch and dinner coupons at Hotel Himalaya, tickets for Q’s Cinema.
Published: 23-07-2016 12:36