Indian government provides Assistance of NRs. 32.1 million and NRs 45.07 million for construction of Shree JanajuktaShahi H.S. School, Nepaltar in Tanahun District and Girls Hostel building for Pokhara University in Kaski District respectively
Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Shree JanajuktaShahi Higher Secondary School, Nepaltar, Tanahun District. A three storied building was constructed with the help of the Indian Government financial grant of NRs. 32.13 million includes class rooms, library facilities, administration wings and separate rest rooms for boys and girls students.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, essential furniture and fixtures are also supplied out of the Indian Government’s fund to provide a holistic and complete educational infrastructure.
The school was established in 1975 was in need of infrastructural expansion to cater the basic needs of about 500 students from and around the village. Importantly about 60% of the students are girls. “The Government of India hopes that essential infrastructural expansion would help the school providing quality education to the children and also in fulfilling their desired dreams in future,” said the press release.
Similarly, the Ambassador also inaugurated Girls Hostel Building for Pokhara University, Lekhnath, KaskiDistrict. The hostel that can accommodate approximately 50 students at one time was constructed with GoI assistance of NRs. 45.07 million. Primary objective of the project was to cater girls’ student from the University undergoing Health Science, Management, Humanity and Engineering courses. “The Government of India believes that the hostel facility would provide a sense of security and oneness to the students enrolled in the University from all across the areas and help in achieving their desired goals without any societal hindrances,” said the press release.
Moreover, a total of 12 projects in education sector were implemented through the GoI financial assistance in Tanahun and Kaski districts. The two districts are also the recipient of 15 ambulances and three school buses from the Embassy of India in the past.
According to Indian Embassy, these Government of India’s assistance is aimed to help the Government of Nepal in its endeavor towards inclusive socio-economic development and the Government of India is committed to provide assistance to the Government of Nepal in mutually agreed areas. Additionally, the Government of India has also extended assistance of around NRs 300 million for renovation, restoration, up-gradation of various religious, cultural and historical sites in Nepal. The India-Nepal Economic program has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 522 large and small development projects, mainly encompassing education, health and infrastructure development sectors, are completed or currently being implemented all across Nepal.
Addressing the program Indian Ambassador Rae underscored the importance of strengthening educational system and infrastructure in order to stimulating the country’s overall development. He also highlighted the significance of educating girl children for coherence development of the whole society. He expressed optimism that the Nepal – India Economic Cooperation Program targeting primarily at the grass-root developments would help the people of Nepal in their quest for long-lasting peace, prosperity and inclusive development.