Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated five Small Development Projects worth NRs 97 million during his visit to the Eastern Districts. Ambassador Rae returned to Kathmandu after successfully concluding his three days visit to the Eastern Region of Nepal.
Ambassador inaugurated school buildings for Adarsha Secondary School in Shantinagar, Laxmi Secondary School in Baniyani and Pashupati Secondary School in Rajgadh of Jhapa. The buildings for the three schools have been constructed with the Government of India’s grant assistance of NRs 56 million. During his address at these places, the Ambassador said that the Jhapa District has been beneficiary of the Small Development Project Scheme of the Government of India with 14 completed projects and 06 ongoing projects.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, Indian government has committed financial assistance of NRs 556 million for these 20 projects. Additionally, 11 ambulances and 01 bus have been gifted to various organizations in the district, recognizing the need of the people of the district. He assured the local community the continued support of the Government of India for the development of the people of Nepal. The Ambassador also announced Mahatma Gandhi scholarship for two meritorious students of each school who score the highest marks in Class X for further studies in Class XI and XII.
Ambassador also inaugurated a newly constructed school building for Jalapa Devi Secondary School in Pakribas Dhankuta. He also inaugurated another school building for Sharda Secondary School in Marekakatahare. Both the buildings have been constructed with the Government of India’s grant assistance of NRs 40.4 million. Ambassador Rae stressed that education is a much needed foundation for development of any region and hoped that with the construction of new school buildings along with other facilities, the students would be able to enhance their knowledge and skills and contribute to Nepal socio-economic development.
Former minister and RPP leader Sunil Bahadur Thapa was also present during the inauguration ceremony.
The India has provided financial assistance of NRs 46 million for 03 completed projects in Dhankuta district. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 06 ambulances, recognizing the need of the people of the district.