Nepal: two school buildings built with the help of India inaugurated

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Two new primary school buildings, built with financial assistance from the Indian government in Darchula district, were inaugurated on Monday. “Inauguration of new school buildings of Shree Moti Mahila Sangh Primary School in Tinkar, Khalanga and Shree Malikarjun Model Secondary School in Mahakali-7, Dhap in Darchula District, constructed with financial assistance from Indian government,” said the Indian Embassy in a statement.

The school in Dhap was built with the financial assistance of the Indian government of Nepalese rupee 1.27 crore. It was inaugurated by Namgya C. Khampa, Deputy Head of Mission at the Indian Embassy; District Coordinating Committee, Darchula and School Management Committee and local representatives.

The school, established in 1960, has a long history of providing quality primary education, the Indian Embassy said in a statement. Most of the students who study at this school come from the marginalized Tinkari and Bhutia communities of Darchula district.

Currently, 391 students are enrolled in the school, 50 percent of whom are girls. “A new infrastructure would create an improved environment for learning in the rural area and contribute to the development of education in the district,” the embassy said. The new Shree Malikarjun model secondary school building at Mahakali-7, Dhap in Darchula district cost NR. 2.33 crore under India-Nepal development cooperation, the press release added.

These projects were taken up as High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) under an agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Nepal, and implemented by the District Coordinating Committee, Darchula and the municipality of Mahakali, Darchula respectively. Since 2003, India has supported over 523 HICDP in Nepal and completed 459 projects, including 32 in Sudurpaschim, including 6 in Darchula district. In addition to the above, the Embassy of India donated 5 ambulances and 1 school bus to various health posts and NGOs in Darchula district.

“We hope that this new infrastructure will create an improved learning environment for students in this region and contribute to the development of education in the district,” the embassy said. As close neighbors, the embassy said that India and Nepal share unique bonds of friendship and cooperation, the new school buildings constructed under the Nepal-India development cooperation reflect the continued commitment Government of India to complement the efforts of the Government of Nepal in creating and increasing infrastructure in priority sectors. (ANI)

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