Rs 17.8m Indian aid for school

Kathmandu, September 18:

Construction of a new building of the Shree Mahankal Higher Secondary School in Lalitpur has started today with an Indian assistance of Rs 17.82 million.

On behalf of the Indian ambassador to Nepal, Shiv Shanker Mukherjee, counsellor (economic cooperation) of the Indian Embassy, Pranay Verma, laid the foundation stone for the new school building today.

Conveying the message of the Indian ambassador, Verma reiterated India’s commitment to extend all possible assistance to Nepal for peace and development. He underlined the importance of the educational infrastructure for Nepal’s development and expressed hope

that the new construction would contribute for the development process, stated a press release issued by the Indian Embassy.

According to the release, due to lack of an adequate infrastructure the school is having problems accommodating the increasing number of students. “The new three-storied classroom block, landscaping and boundary wall will help the school having over 900 students with the much-needed space to maintain its high academic standard,” it said.