Nuwakot school gets Rs 7.6m aid

Kathmandu, November 15:

Pranay Verma, counsellor of the Indian Embassy, on behalf of Indian ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, laid the foundation stone today for the construction of a new school building at the Shree Narayan Devi Secondary School (SNDSS) in Nuwakot.

Under the Indian assistance of Rs 7.6 million, construction of the building is a part of

upgrading educational facilities and accommodating the increasing numbers of students

in the school.

Established in 1989, the SNDSS is providing education to over 600 students.

As the existing infrastructure of the school required expansion to cope with the increasing

number of students, additional classrooms and enhancement of the existing facilities were needed.

According to the press release issued by the Embassy of India today, the new infrastructure - a three-storey building-consists of seven classrooms, a library, a science lab, a meeting hall and facility of computer.

“It will enable the school to cater quality education by offering education to a large number of students,” the press release added.

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

The project is being implemented by the Nuwakot DDC, while an oversight committee consisting of representatives from the school’s management, the District Development

Committee and the District Education Office has been constituted to ensure community participation, and inspect the proper and timely implementation of the project.