Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated newly constructed Shree Indra Rajya Laxmi Higher Secondary School, Lamachaur. The three storied new building was constructed with Indian grant assistance of NRs 36.3 million. The school, established in 1949, caters to 600 students out of which 50% are girls.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, the Ambassador also inaugurated Shree Janapriya Multiple Campus in Pokhara built under the GoI’s financial assistance worth NRs 26.3 million. The community based institution, affiliated to Tribhuvan University, is providing education upto master level students numbering about 3500 students out of which 55% are girls. Both these projects were culminated under India’s Small Development Project Scheme, in cooperation with the Government of Nepal, has been instrumental in promoting socio-economic development in Nepal.
In addition, seven other educational projects have been completed under the same scheme in Kaski districts in the past. The Embassy of India also gifted nine ambulances and three buses to the districts to cater to local needs.
Besides, 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 completed or currently being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects mainly focused education, health and infrastructure development sectors have been undertaken in response to local needs in partnership with the Government of Nepal.
Indian Ambassador Rae in his inaugural speech underlined the need of promoting education considering it as the main backbone of holistic development of the society and also main driver of developing the nation’s economic and societal development.