Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated the newly constructed women hostel building for Nepal Charkha Pracharak Gandhi Tulsi Smarak Mahaguthi and a school building for Shree Gandhi Adarsha Higher Secondary School at Gothatar, Kathmandu.
On the occasion of147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, ambassador Rae also inaugurated a health camp organized by Gandhi Global Family for free screening and treatment of diabetes medical in Gothatar in Kathmandu.
The Nepal Charkha Pracharak Gandhi Tulsi Smarak Mahaguthi, is a non-profit organization promoting Gandhian principles through its various social activities in different parts of Nepal. The Mahaguthi was established in 1927 by Mahatma Gandhi’s disciple Shri Tulsi Mehar who worked for spreading Gandhian principles of non-violence, self reliance and dignity of labour.
The Mahaguthi has also been working for the upliftment of destitute women through a variety of activities including vocational training for self-employment. The old women hostel building of the Mahaguthi was in a dilapidated condition and lacked basic facilities. The newly inaugurated hostel building will provide adequate accommodation facilities for 50-60 women trainees who are improving their professional skills and learning to be economically independent. This is a three storied hostel building constructed with the financial support of NRs. 35.39 million by the Govt. of India. The hostel building consists of 15 rooms, one meeting hall, one recreation hall, dining hall, warden’s room and rest rooms for ladies in each floor. The essential furniture and fixtures have also been provided for the accommodation of students in the hostel.
Gandhi Adarsha Higher secondary School was established by Nepal Charkha Pracharak Gandhi Tulsi Smarak Mahaguthi in 1954. The old school building was rickety and not in a position to accommodate 1500 students. The newly constructed three storied building with financial assistance of NRs 49.90 million provided by the Govt of India will provide an improved environment for learning in the area.
The Nepal Bharat Maitri Chikitsa Shivir organized by Gandhi Global Family, Nepal for free screening and treatment of Diabetic Mellitis was also inaugurated by the Ambassador in the premises of Nepal Charkha Pracharak Gandhi-Tulsi Smarak Mahaguthi.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, the Indian Embassy in partnership with the Gandhi Global Family, Nepal has been organized health camps in different parts of Nepal and recently such Diabetic health camp were successfully completed in Damauli, Dumre and Abu Kahiraini in Tanhaun District. Apart from this, the Embassy of India has partnered with different organizations for organizing health camps such as with Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh in the field of eye care, with B.P. Eye Foundation for Ear Surgical and School Ear Health Programmes and with Healthy Nepal Community based hospital, Kathmandu for treatment of Uterine Prolapsed cases amongst poor women in 9 Terai districts.
Twelve other projects have been completed in Kathmandu district alone with the Government of India’s assistance worth 211 million. Moreover, 11 other projects at a cost of NRs 479.90 million are at different stage of their implementation. Additionally, the Indian Government has, in the past, provided 43 ambulances, 03 special Medical Vans ad 39 school buses to various organizations active in Kathmandu recognizing the need of the people of Nepal and in pursuit of its continued support to Government of Nepal for achieving socio-economic progress. Apart from this Government of India has provided financial assistance of approx. NRs 501.53 million towards renovation, restoration, upgradation of various sites of religious, educational, cultural and historical importance in Nepal in financial year 2015-2016.
The India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Program has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 541 large and small development projects completed or being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects, mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development, have been undertaken in response to local needs and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.