Kathmandu, Nov 11 (UNI) India has provided Rs 36 million for the construction of a 'dharmashala' and a school in Muktinath, a remote area of north-west Nepal.
The foundation stones for the construction of dharmashala at Muktinath and the new school building of Shree Janta Secondary School at Kagbeni in Mustang district by Counselor of Embassy of India Pranay Verma.
The dharmashala and school are being constructed by the grant assistance from the Government of India(GOI) at a cost of Rs 30 million and Rs 6 million respectively, said a press statement of the Indian embassy.
Mukinath Development Committee will be managing the Dharamshala and the school.
The dharamshala will have a capacity of 56 beds and separate space for office, reception, meditation hall, kitchen, cafeteria, dining hall and guard house.
In order to encourage greater inflow of pilgrims and tourists, the need for a good quality and affordable dharmashala for the visitors has been long felt by the local authorities.