Kathmandu, Feb 15: Chairman of National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina gave away ‘Ambassador of Pakistan Scholarships’ to 500 Nepali students. The scholarships amounting to NRs. 10,000 each were awarded by the Pakistan Embassy at the 8th Annual Ambassador of Pakistan Scholarship programme. Besides scholarships Samir KC from Pashupati Secondary School, Parbat was awarded the 2020 Best Student of the School Gold Medal. The ceremony was organised at Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu today. Speaking at the occasion, Chairman Timilsina appreciated the efforts by Pakistan Embassy to create people-to-people linkages between the two countries especially in the field of education. This, he said, was a reflection of the friendly ties between Pakistan and Nepal. Pakistan Ambassador Mazhar Javed expressed his resolve and desire to further expand the scholarship programme. President Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association Himalaya Shamsher Rana expressed appreciation for the Embassy’s efforts which, he said, had gone a long way in bringing the youth of the two countries closer. Ambassador of Pakistan scholarship programme started in 2013 and has been growing over the years. It has now become popular among Nepali youth as a symbol of Pakistan-Nepal friendship.