Rs 19m Indian aid for school

Kathmandu, July 26:

The Counsellor of the Embassy of India, on behalf of the Ambassador of India, today laid the foundation stone for a new building at the Shree Bhadrakali Higher Secondary School SBHSS) in Pokhara.

In a press release issued here today, the Indian Embassy said that the school is being constructed with the Indian government’s grant assistance of Rs 19.28 million.

“The new infrastructure will help the school in addressing the school’s space constraint and counter its problem of growing number of students and improve the quality of education here,” said the press statement.

Quoting the Indian envoy, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, the statement further said, “India is always committed to extending all possible assistance to the people and the Government of Nepal in their endeavour to seek long-lasting peace and development.”

Pokhara Sub Metropolitan City Office will implement the project, while an Oversight Committee consisting of representatives from the School Management Committee, Kaski District Education Office and Sub-Metropolitan City Office will oversee it.

The hree Bhadrakali Higher Secondary School, a community-based school established in 1951 has over 1,800 students from different parts of the city currently and was further upgraded with Indian aid in 1959.