'I would like to promote religious tourism in Nepal,' pledges Kautilya

26th Mar, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, March 26: Kautilya Pandit, the Indian child prodigy of 'Google Boy' fame, has expressed his willingness to help promote Nepal's cultural tourism.

The 9-year-old boy arrived Kathmandu on Thursday with an objective to help boost religious tourism in Nepal that shares centuries-old ties with his homeland.

The 'walking encyclopedia' shot to fame when he appeared in a popular quiz contest on television in 2013 and has been wowing and perplexing many Mr Know All with razor-sharp memory and his wealth of knowledge on wide variety of subjects of the worlds and above and beyond the earth.

The sixth grader, who mostly spoke in the King's English but Hindi twang, underscored the need to preserve and promote the cultural heritages.

He also highlighted the need for moral education to keep peace and order in the wake of the rising cases of terrorism and abuse of nuclear weapons and technology in the global context.

Earlier, he paid obeisance to lord Shiva at the Pashupatinath Temple and made offerings, according to Sudarshan Sharma of Island Entertainment who is facilitating Kautilya's visit to Nepal.