India-aided school buildings inaugurated – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

India-aided school buildings inaugurated - The Himalayan Times - Nepal's No.1 English Daily Newspaper


The new building of Shree Moti Mahila Sangh Primary School at Tinkar, Khalanga, in Darchula District built with financial assistance of the Government of India was inaugurated at a function today.

India has provided Rs 1.27 crore for the building.

The building was inaugurated by Namgya C Khampa, deputy chief of mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, along with Nepali authorities.

The school, established in 1960, has been providing quality primary education for a long time. Most students, studying in this school, are from marginalised Tinkari and Bhutia community of Darchula district.

At present, 391 students are enrolled in the school out of which 50 per cent are girls.

New infrastructure will create a conducive environment for learning in the rural region and contribute to the development of education sector in the district.

India-aided school buildings inaugurated. Photo: India in Nepal (Embassy of India Kathmandu)

India-aided school buildings inaugurated. Photo: India in Nepal (Embassy of India Kathmandu)

Later in the day, the new building of Shree Malikarjun Model Secondary School at Dhap of Darchula district, built at a cost of Rs 2.33 crore under India-Nepal Development Cooperation, was also inaugurated by Khampa. The school was established in 1966 and upgraded to secondary level in 1984. The old school building was not large enough to accommodate all the students.

These projects were taken up as High Impact Community Development Project under an Agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Nepal, and implemented by District Coordination Committee, Darchula, and Mahakali Municipality, Darchula, respectively.

Since 2003, India has taken up over 523 HICDPs in Nepal and completed 459 projects, of which 32 are in Sudurpaschim, including six in Darchula. In addition to this, the Embassy of India has gifted ambulances and one school bus to various health posts and an NGO in Darchula.

“As close neighbours, India and Nepal share unique ties of friendship and cooperation, new school buildings built under Nepal-India Development Cooperation reflect the continued commitment of the Government of India in complementing the efforts of the Government of Nepal in creating and augmenting infrastructure in priority sectors,” the press release reads.

A version of this article appears in the print on November 30 2021, of The Himalayan Times.

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