On March 18, 2012 Chinese teachers and their Nepali
students from Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University (CIKU) paid
a visit to five China Aid projects in Kathmandu. Among these projects
are Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC), Civil Service Hospital
of Nepal, National Ayurveda Research and Training Centre (NATRC), Dashrath
Stadium, Shooting range for the 8th South Asian Games and National Swimming
Madame Zou Bin,Chief of Culture Section of Chinese Embassy, Prof. Janga
Bahadur Chauan from Kathmandu University , CIKU Chinese teachers and over
50 Nepali students participated in the function.
BICC now serves as the parliament house of Nepal. For nearly all the students,
it is the first time for them to visit inside their parliament house.
They felt excited to have a chance to experience the venue where the congressmen
meet and debate with each other.
When visiting Civil Service Hospital of Nepal CIKU,several students told
their Chinese teachers that this is one of the best hospitals they have
ever been to, and unlike the other hospitals in Nepal, it smells good.
The manager of the hospital made an brief introduction to the students
Dashrath Stadium is the only international stadium in Nepal and AFC Challenge
Cup football matches are being held there. Before the AFC Challenge Cup
Chinese government provided financial and technical support to update
its lighting system, sound system ,display screen and other equipments
to meet the requirements of AFC. Prevoiusly, the stadium was renovated
with the help of China to prepare it before the 8th South Asian Games
in 1999 and AFC Chairman Cup football matches in 2005. When the students
found the welcome slogan both in Chinese and English on the large electric
screen, “Welcome Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University teachers
and students to visit Dashrath Stadium”, they burst into cries happily
and surprisingly. Mr. Xu Jian , manager of the Chinese company which has
made the renovation , introduced the stadium to the students.
National Ayurveda Research and Training Centre (NATRC) is constructed
on the premises of the Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur. Dr. Shyam Babu
Yadav, executive director of NATRC told the CIKU teachers and students
that the centre will play a positive role in promotion and utilisation
of Ayurveda in the country, by conducting research on medicinal herbs
available here. According to him, the Chinese government has provided
not only financial assistance to construct the centre but also necessary
equipment, infrastructure and training for human resources. The centre
consists of a 25-bed hospital as well as training and research divisions.
CIKU teachers and students also visited Shooting range for the 8th South
Asian Games and National Swimming Complex at Satdobato, Lalitpur .
Most of the students have never heard of these China Aid projects. With
the development of the friendly cooperation between China and Nepal, there
will be more and more Chinese help coming to Nepal. The visit to these
China Aid projects helped the Nepali students know better about China
and thus promote the China- Nepal friendship.
CIKU student Yeshi Dakpa was born in India and completed his study from
Bangalore University. Soon after that he started herb business. Many of
his customers are from China. He wrote in his email,“ Today, we
felt so good to see the things provided by Chinese govt. As we say, seeing
is believing. This trip mean a lot to us. We could see the generosity
of Chinese government, the quality management of Confucius Institute,
got opportunity to interact with classmates and other guys who were through
same course. I found that all the Chinese tutors are kind and open enough
to make us fluent in Chinese speaking. Thank you for your wonderful idea
and effort, that brought us more than our own expectation.”