Good evening and Namaskar!
To the esteemed faculty members, country coordinators, volunteers, students, and the entire SAESM family, I want to thank you on behalf of the World Bank and from the bottom of my heart for sharing this very special event in this Himalayan paradise.
My gratitude to the visionaries in this hall who dreamed of bringing the region closer together through this innovative initiative. Your vision and foresight have turned a dream into reality and and it is clear that the passion you had almost a decade ago is as strong as ever.
My sincere thanks to Dr. Pyalkural and Dr. Adhikari and the entire team for all your hard work and preparation. Your efforts have paid off handsomely as everything has been absolutely seamless.