Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated the school building for Janata Higher Secondary School, Jogidaha, Udayapur and laid the foundation stone for the construction of campus building for Narad Aadarsha Education Campus, Basaha in Udaypur on the same day.
The Government of India has extended a total of NRs 66.44 million as financial assistance for construction of these buildings under its Small Development Program Scheme as part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation Program.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, the newly constructed building of Janata Higher Secondary School consists of 12 classrooms along with separate toilets for boys and girls on each floor, compound wall and furniture. Currently more than 600 students are enrolled in this school and more than 65% of them are girl students. In his remarks, the Ambassador stress at the importance of proper infrastructure for ensuring access to quality education to all.
Ambassador Puri also visited B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences at Dharan. BPKIHS is the largest institute providing specialized healthcare services to Eastern Nepal for decades.