Kapijimpanga secures 51 scholarships

 Kapijimpanga secures 51 scholarships

By ALICE NACHILEMBE

Indian youth organisation has given 51 fully funded scholarships for Zambian youths in honour of Zambia’s late First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda.

Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) Ambassador Series Chairperson Himadrish Suwan said the youth in India mourned with the Government and the people of Zambia following the sad demise of Dr Kaunda.

This came to light when Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga presented a virtual lecture to the Indian academia on Actualising Natural Convergences between Zambia and India organized by Zambia High Commission in India and Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) Ambassador Series

Ms Kapijimpanga praised Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) Ambassador Series for the 51 scholarships.

Ms Kapijimpanga said Dr Kaunda was a Gandhian Student who got inspiration from India’s Founding Father Mahatma Gandhi to embark on a non violent movement which saw the independence of Zambia.

She said Dr Kaunda valued Zambia’s relations and friendship with India adding that he visited India 10 times during his Presidency.

Ms Kapijimpanga said current President Edgar Lungu was following the steps of Dr Kaunda as he is the first President to visit India in 16 years in a State Visit executed in August 2019.

This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at Zambia High Commission in India Bangwe Naviley Chisenga.

The Independent Observer

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