Washington State includes Nepali in its academic curriculum

LOS ANGELES: The State Government in Washington of America has included Nepali in the curriculum of academic institutions.

Nepali American Activist Mohan Gurung, Commissioner of the State Commission of Washington for Asia Pacific Affairs, said with this decision of the Washington government, academic institutions there have included the Nepali as the optional subject in the curriculum of higher secondary education targeting Nepali students.

Gurung, said the US-based academic institutions have introduced many subjects on multiple languages, but Nepali was yet to be included in the list of optional subjects. English is compulsory there.

Talking to N24, he said the decision has paved the way for Nepali students to also read Nepali subject in the Washington. Presently over 10,000 Nepali speakers reside in Washington and of them 6000 are the Bhutanese refuges.

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