Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated a newly-constructed school building of Shree Sharada Higher Secondary School in Bhojpur today.
The school was constructed under Nepal- India Economic Cooperation Programme by the Indian government at the cost of Rs 19.12 million, according to the embassy that expects the new building would create an improved learning environment for around 700 students of the school. Around 55 per cent of the students at the school are girls.
Established in 1957 as a primary school and subsequently upgraded to higher secondary level in 2008, Shree Sharda Higher Secondary School at Deurali VDC in the district has been developed with community resources and is among the oldest government-recognised schools in the district, according to an Indian embassy statement.
Likewise, the school building for Shree Bhimodaya Higher Secondary School has also been constructed with Indian assistance of Rs 11.4 million and work is underway for the construction of a 15-bed hospital at Dingla village development committee in Bhojpur district with Indian assistance of rs 26.6 million. “The embassy has also provided two ambulances to health organisations in the district,” the statement read.
Addressing the handover function, ambassador Rae stressed the need for strengthening the educational infrastructure for Nepal’s overall development and expressed hope that various educational projects being executed or completed under the Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme will help the people of Nepal in their quest toward peace and prosperity.
The India-Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over Rs 65 billion with more than 475 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal, according to the embassy.