Sood hands over school buildings

KATHMANDU: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Rakesh Sood, handed over the newly constructed buildings for Shree Amar Singh Model Higher Secondary School in Pokhara’s Ramghat and Neelkantha Campus in Dhading Besi to local communities.

India provided a grant assistance of Rs 31.4 million for the projects, aimed at upgrading educational infrastructure in the areas, according to a statement issued by the Indian Embassy today.

Neelkantha Campus is an extension of Neelkantha Higher Secondary School and is among the reputed educational institutions in Dhading. It was established as the first community campus in the district in 2000.

The campus had been housed at the school building, packed with 2,100 students. The 18-room three-storey building can accommodate over 700 students. About 60 per cent students are girls in the campus.

Shree Amar Singh Model Higher Secondary School of Pokhara was established in 1957. It enjoys high educational standards and has been recognised as a model school in western Nepal. The new two-storey library building with a seating capacity for 200 students is claimed to contribute to quality education by providing improved reading space and books to over 2,000 students.

The buildings stand as a symbol of friendship between Nepal and India, read the statement.