Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae laid the foundation stone of two projects in Kaski district - construction of buildings for Shree Saraswati Tika Higher Secondary School at Lekhnath and Shree Gupteshwar Mahadev Multiple Campus at Pokhara with NRs 78.15 million under Government of India grant assistance for small development projects.
Shree Saraswati Tika Higher Secondary School is among most reputed schools in Kaski district and provides quality education to students from marginalized section of the society. It has also been running classes for mentally retarded children from pre-primary to higher secondary level. M/s Indreni Nirman Sewa, Pokhara – 7 has been awarded the contract for constructing a double storied building comprising of class rooms, labs, library and washrooms etc.
The Gupteshwar Mahadev Multiple Campus is a non-profit public campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University. Approx 400 students (80% girls) have been doing bachelors courses in the field of business studies and education every year. The new campus building to be constructed by M/s Muktinath/Regmi JV will be an L shaped three storied building for 02 academic blocks of the campus and create an improved environment for learning and thus contribute to the development of education in the area.
“Embassy of India in Kathmandu is happy to inform that six other SDP projects have already been completed the district with total Indian grant assistance of NRs 218.4 million and three other projects are under implementation in the Kaski District alone. Additionally, the Embassy has gifted 09 ambulances and 03 buses to different organizations and schools in the district to improve health and education facilities for the people. Besides, the Government of India has also extended its financial assistance to the tune of NRs 501.53 million for renovation, restoration, up-gradation of various religious, cultural and historical sites of Nepal in financial year 2015 -16,” said a press release issued by Indian Embassy.
The India-Nepal Economic program has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 533 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.