Indian aid for old-age home, school

Kathmandu, March 28:

Indian ambassador Rakesh Sood handed over a building constructed for Bheri Bridha Ashram in Nepalgunj to the local community.

The building was constructed with India’s financial assistance under the Small Development Project Programme Sood handed over the building to the community during his visit to mid-western districts on Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, Sood laid the foundation stone for a new building of Shree Nepal Rastriya Middle School in Dodhari VDC in Bardiya district.

According to a press statement issued by the Indian Embassy, India provided a grant assistance of NRs 18.68 million for the construction of the buildings. Bheri Bridha Ashram, established in 1996 and run by Bheri Old and Destitute Service Centre in Nepalgunj, is the only old-age home in the mid-western region.

“These projects under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme reflect the long lasting friendship between the two countries and manifest the determination of the Government and the people of India to walk together with the people of Nepal in their stride towards peace and development,” the release added.

India has currently been providing financial assistance of NRs 4.29 billion for over 260 projects in various sectors in Nepal.