Nepali Forest and Environment Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet (2nd R), Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong(2nd L) and Mayor of Nepal's Lalitpur Metropolitan City Chiri Babu Maharjan (L) jointly handover the books to representative of Pathshala Nepal Foundation during the Inception and Handover of Panda Book Corner organized in Kathmandu, Nepal, December 6, 2018. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)
KATHMANDU, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A library project entitled as the "Panda Book Corner" has been launched by the Chinese government in Nepal, as part of which books will be distributed to different schools.
To begin with, the project was launched on Thursday in five different schools of Kathmandu valley. It aims to promote the Chinese language among school students, to share knowledge and experience from China, and to provide Chinese learning materials for Nepalese school students.
Addressing the function, Nepali Environment Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet expressed hope that the Panda Book Corner will widen the horizon of knowledge among Nepalese students.
Around 5,000 books have been distributed to five schools including three private schools and two community schools. The Panda Book Corner comprises of books about Chinese history, economy, culture, festivals, language, music, the Silk Road and dictionary, among others.
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong said that the book corner will provide more knowledge and information about China to Nepali students. She also urged the students to read more books and work as goodwill ambassadors between the two countries in the future.