Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated the newly constructed building for Shree Shiva Saraswati Higher Secondary School, Rishing, Ranipokhari, Tanahun District.
The infrastructure, including supply of furniture and computers, was funded by the Government of India’s grant assistance to the tune of NRs 22.23 million under Small Development Project scheme. The school established in 1975 is situated at a remotest corner of Damauli VDC caters to around 726 students; out of which 60% students are girls. The GoI funded project aimed to help the school meet increasing need of students from and nearby villages.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, the Ambassador also inaugurated a two storied Library building for Shree Adikabi Bhanubhakta Multiple Campus, Damoli. The library building was also constructed through the Government of India’s grant assistance worth NRs 10.9 million.
The Indian government’s financial grant assistance was also used to upgrade the Library’s infrastructure as well as helped in strengthening resource materials including computer facility etc. With the enhanced learning facilities, the Indian Government is optimistic that the Campus with around 2000 students will surely be benefited. Moreover, it is worth noting that about 75% of the students in the campus are girls hence the GoI’s assistance would go a long way in the upliftment of women power in the long run.
“Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Nepal, is happy to inform that five other projects especially in the education sectors were completed in the past in the Tanahun District alone. Additionally, the Embassy also provided eight ambulances to the district to cater to medical needs of the local people. Besides, the Government of India has also extended its financial assistance to the tune of NRs 300 million for renovation, restoration, up-gradation of various religious, cultural and historical sites of Nepal. The India-Nepal Economic program has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 522 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented all across Nepal in cooperation with the Government of Nepal. These development projects mainly focused in education, health and infrastructure development sectors recognizing and responding to local needs to help the Government of Nepal achieving all inclusive socio-economic developments,” said a press release.
Underlining the importance of strengthening educational infrastructure for overall development of Nepal Ambassador Rae in his inaugural address hoped that the various projects being executed or completed under the Nepal – India Economic Cooperation Program will help the people of Nepal in their quest towards peace, stability, prosperity and equitably development.