Kathmandu: Indian ambassador to Nepal
Rakesh Sood on Sunday inaugurated a new school building
constructed with aid from India for the children of its former
servicemen in the country`s western Pokhara town.
The new school building is a token of gratitude from
India for the invaluable services provided by the
ex-servicemen from Nepal, Sood said at the inauguration of the
building of Nepal Bharat Maitri Vidyalaya located in the
Pension Paying Office (PPO) Complex at Pokhara.
He expressed the hope that it would significantly
contribute to the educational needs of their children as also
of other Nepalese students.
India provided a grant of Rs. 5 crore for the
construction of the building under the Nepal-India Economic
Cooperation Programme aimed at providing quality education to
the children of over one lakh ex-servicemen in Nepal,
according to a statement from the Indian Embassy here.
The two countries in August 2006 inked a pact for the
setting up a higher secondary school affiliated with the New
Delhi-based Central Board of Secondary Education to ensure
consistency in educational pattern for the children of
Nepalese ex-servicemen of the Indian Army.
The new infrastructure will help create better
facilities for over 550 students, about half of whom are
India has assisted in the construction of two projects
and the work is on-going on four other projects at a total
cost of NRs. 20.97 crores in Kaski District.