40th National Education Day observed today

KATHMANDU: The 40th National Education Day and International Literacy Day-2019 has been observed across the country by organising various programmes on Sunday.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari today conferred various medals, awards, decorations and honours on 373 persons in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

On the occasion, President Bhandari conferred the 'Nepal Bidya Bhushan' (A, B and C grades) and 'Nepal Chhatra Bidya Padak' on various students nominated for those education awards.

Likewise, the head-of-the-state expressed optimism that the outstanding students would use their expertise, knowledge and skills to achieve the national goal of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis' proposed by the incumbent government.