Photo: THT

Photo: THT
KATHMANDU: Schools in the Valley reopened on May 31 after the destructive earthquake of 7.6 magnitude that rocked the nation on April 25. However, some teachers and students still feared entering the school buildings that got green stickers. And to boost the confidence of such students and teachers, the Corona School, Banasthali came forth with an idea to construct all of its 30 rooms on the ground floor. Named as Corona Zero Floor project, the new structure would have three blocks spread over four ropanis of land — each block would have 10 rooms. The rooms will be made earthquake-resistant — bricks will not be used as construction material. Rather metal, corrugated zinc sheets, prefab and other earthquake-resistant materials will be used for the construction. “Construction of such rooms will be necessary because safety comes first. We feel that such construction will help our students and teachers feel more confident as they don’t need to stay on upper storeys while studying and teaching. We believe that such a project will make the teaching-learning process more effective,” shared Ranjan Raj Subedi, Director of Corona School during the foundation laying ceremony on June 3. Superstar Rajesh Hamal laid the foundation stone of the project.