Kathmandu, Nov 27: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee laid the foundation stone for the new building of Shree Chandannath Higher Secondary School, Khalanga Bazaar, Jumla in mid western Nepal.
The building is being constructed with grant assistance of Rs 24.94 million India.
Established in 1951 and upgraded to higher secondary level in 1963, Shree Chandannath Higher Secondary School is one of the important educational institution of the remote district in mid-western region.
The school presently has over 1100 students, of which almost half are girls.
The new double storied building being constructed will provide the school with improved infrastructure to cater to the need of growing number of students and contribute towards educational development in Jumla and adjoining districts.
During the function, Mr Mukherjee reiterated the commitment to extend all possible assistance to the people of Nepal in their endeavor to seek lasting peace and development.
He underlined the importance of educational infrastructure for Nepal's future development and highlighted the primacy being given to the education sector in the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme.