Washington, D.C. includes Nepali in school curriculum
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KATHMANDU - The State Government of Washington, D.C. of America has included Nepali in the curriculum of academic institutions.
Non-Resident Nepali Mohan Gurung, Commissioner of the State Commission of Washington DC for Asia Pacific Affairs, said with this decision of the Washington, D.C. government, academic institutions have included Nepali language as the optional subject in the curriculum of higher secondary education targeting Nepali students.
Gurung, who is currently in Nepal, said the US-based academic institutions have introduced many subjects in multiple languages, but Nepali was yet to be included in the list of optional subjects. English is compulsory.
Talking to RSS, he said the decision has paved the way for Nepali students to take up Nepali subjects in the Washington, D.C.. Presently over 10,000 Nepali speakers reside in Washington DC and of them, 6000 are the Bhutanese refugees.