British parliamentarians tour TBC

Kathmandu, May 10

The members of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) toured The British College (TBC), Trade Tower, Thapathali on Wednesday.

The British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union is part of the global organisation of national parliaments that aims to promote democratic governance, institutions and values, working with parliaments and parliamentarians to articulate and respond to the needs and aspirations of the people. They work for peace, democracy, human rights, gender equality, youth empowerment and sustainable development through political dialogue, cooperation and parliamentary action.

Rajen Kandel, CEO and founder of TBC, welcomed the guests by sharing his own account of how a British education transformed him into a driven business leader with strong connections to his homeland, Nepal, and to his adopted Britain.

College Principal John Bateman spoke of the college’s mission to cater to the career aspirations of local young people and the school’s excellence in meeting the demands of local employers. He highlighted recent successes in student exchange programmes, recruitment of international faculty and 1,800 local and the 52 international students successfully engaged in TBC programmes.

Nigel Evans MP, concluded event by addressing staff and students, praising proud traditions of the 3,000 Gurkhas currently serving in British Army and expressed his pride in seeing British-style education system being provided at TBC.