India provides Rs 52 million for two schools in eastern Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nov 21 (UNI) Ambassador of India Shri Shiv Shankar Mukherjee laid the foundation stones for Shree Bhadgaun Sinuwari Model Secondary School and Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School in Sunsari district.

These schools are being constructed with the grant assistance of NRs 29.98 millions and NRs 22.33 millions respectively from the Government of India.

Shree Bhadgaun Sinuwari Model Higher Secondary School located in Jhumka VDC was established in 1951 and is one of the oldest schools of Sunsari, without having adequate classroom space.

The new 30-classroom infrastructure will help the school in addressing its current space constraint and meeting its requirement for the increasing number of students, a press release of the Indian Embassy said.

Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School located in Mahendranagar VDC was established in 1956 as a primary school and upgraded as higher secondary school in the year 2000.

The school has more than 1800 students coming from five adjoining VDCs, covering a population of approximately 30,000. The school is presently functioning from a flood-ravaged building.

The new double-storied building being constructed with the Indian assistance will equip the school with adequate infrastructure for its future growth.

Addressing these functions yesterday, Ambassador Mukherjee underlined the importance of educational infrastructure at the grassroots level for Nepal's overall development and expressed the hope that various development projects being implemented under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme would be able to contribute in that direction.

He reiterated India's commitment for all possible assistance to the people of Nepal to achieve lasting peace and prosperity.

These are among eight development projects undertaken with the Indian assistance in Sunsari in recent years, apart from four ambulances gifted to various organisations in that district.

Overall, these are part of more than 265 large and small projects currently being realised under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme in the sectors of education, health, community development and infrastructure covering all the districts of Nepal with an outlay of over NRs 21.5 billions.

UNI

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