Indian envoy inaugurates school building

Kathmandu, November 3

India’s Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated newly-constructed building and compound wall of Shree Tapsi Baba Secondary School in Dhanusha amid a ceremony today.

The new building, constructed with India’s grant assistance of Rs 26.5 million, would provide better learning environment to around 1,000 students of the school, according to the embassy’s statement.

The school, which was established in 1979 as a lower secondary school and was upgraded to secondary level in 1995, is providing free education to students from tribal areas of Dhanusha and adjoining districts.

So far, seven India-funded projects worth Rs 166.6 million have been completed in the district. These projects include school, library, museum buildings, bridges and roads.

Eleven more projects related to school buildings, roads and bridges, among others, are being constructed with Indian assistance of Rs 311.3 million. Apart from this, 29 ambulances and five buses have been donated to various organisations in the district, according to the  statement.

The India-Nepal economic programme has an outlay of more than Rs 76 billion with more than 554 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented all across Nepal in cooperation with the Nepal government.

These development projects mainly focused in education, health and infrastructure development sectors recognizing and responding to local needs to help the Government of Nepal achieving all-inclusive socio-economic development, read the statement.