Kathmandu, Nov 18 : Visiting Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam today said that investment in education sector was essential for rural development without which achieving the development of Nepal was impossible. Addressing the 14th convocation ceremony of Kathmandu University in Dhulikhel, Kavre, Dr. Kalam urged the Kathmandu University graduates to pay attention for development of rural areas of Nepal.
Citing the instance of India's project for developing 6000 villages, he suggested that Nepal should launch similar projects in 4000 villages.
Kalam also stressed the need for focusing on promoting education, mountaineering and the tourism for faster economic development of Nepal.
He further suggested completion of the constitution making process within the given timeframe so that the nation could concentrate on economic transformation.
A total of 1,378 students who completed PhD, MPhil, Masters and Bachelors degree from the university received the convocation felicitation on the occasion, Nepalnews reported.