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The British Council today as a part of its educational opportunities announces the winner of the British Council IELTS Awards for 2016. The British Council IELTS Award was launched in February 2015 with the objective of supporting Nepalese students intending to study in an English-speaking country.
Ms Swastika Shrestha received award of NPR 5,00,000 towards the cost of her tuition fees.
The award winner for 2016 is Ms. Swastika Shrestha who is studying in Germany. After learning she had won the award, she told us: “I take this opportunity to thank the British Council Nepal for organizing this event. Not only British Council has been conducting IELTS examination but also has providing opportunities like this which has been helping a lot of Nepalese students reduce their financial burden. This has helped many students pursue their higher education abroad. I am extremely glad that I am the recipient this year and I hope there are many more in the years to come.”
Dr Bal Krishna Shrestha, father of Swastika Shrestha received the award on her behalf and shared, “It is with immense pleasure I accept this award on behalf of my daughter and my family. I thank British Council Nepal for encouraging young generations with award like this to fulfill their dreams of studying in competent universities abroad.”
The British Council IELTS Awards aim is to help Nepalese students pursue the opportunity of a higher education abroad, once they have taken the initial step of proving their English language ability with IELTS. This award will help Nepalese candidate boost their long term career chances in a global market. Most importantly, it is a commitment to realizing British Council’s aspiration of enabling young people to achieve their life goals.
“British Council Nepal is delighted to support Ms Swastika Shrestha’s future academic study through this significant award. We have been in Nepal for more than sixty years and delivering IELTS for more than twenty five years. As an organization with a cultural mission, we are very proud of our role in helping Nepali people to achieve their study and migration goals through access to international examinations”, shared Jim O'Neill, Country Exams Manager at British Council Nepal.