Nepal-India ties exemplary, says Indian envoy

Jhapa, February 28:

Indian ambassador to Nepal, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, has said diplomatic ties between Nepal and India are unique.

He said this while inaugurating the new building of Gaurigunj Multiple College in Bhadrapur,Jhapa, today.

The two-storey concrete building with 18 classrooms was constructed with the financial assistance of the Indian government. Mukherjee praised the age-old cultural and religious ties between the two open-border neighbours. He said the Indian government always wished wellbeing of Nepalis.

At the same function, it was informed that India is operating 162 projects in 62 districts at a cost of Rs 14,000 million.

Speaking at the meet, chairperson of the campus management committee, Shayam Prasad Dhakal, said the building was constructed with Rs 12 lakhs collected from local sources and Rs 67 lakhs provided by the Indian government.

Zonal Administrator Shyam Kishor Singh also expressed his views at the programme presided over by the chairperson of the Distinct Development Committee, Rajendra Lingden. The organisers said the programme had to be shifted to the district headquarters for security reasons.

Aid for college

KATHMANDU: India on Tuesday agreed to provide over Rs 2.86 million to the Kathmandu DDC to fund the construction of a college that is being built in remembrance of the late CPN-UML leader Madan Bhandari. India is funding as many as 131 projects in Nepal with its financial liability in the country running into over Rs 14 billion, a statement issued by the Indian embassy said. — HNS