6 schools get Indian aid

Kathmandu, November 6:

India has agreed to provide a grant assistance of Rs 134 million for the construction of school buildings in five districts.

Issuing a press release today, the Embassy of India said it had signed six separate memoranda of understanding with the concerned district development committees and beneficiary organisation in this regard.

The release said the grant would be provided to six schools for the construction of new buildings and compound walls, purchase lab and other equipment in Sarlahi, Saptari, Chitwan, Kaski and Kailali. The aid would be provided to the Shree Janata Secondary School in Harkathwa and Janata Secondary School in Netragunj of Sarlahi, Shree Narendra Memorial Public Secondary School in Saptari, Shree Sharda Secondary School in Chitwan, Shree Ratanpandey Secondary School in Kaski and Shree Saraswati Secondary School in Kailali.

The statement adds: “These schools are running classes in old buildings and urgently need to upgrade infrastructure to accommodate growing number of students.” “Those schools are imparting education to almost 6,000 students in the respective areas,” the release added.