Kathmandu: A school building constructed with
the Indian financial assistance of Rs 23.6 million in
mid-western Nepal was on Wednesday inaugurated by New Delhi`s envoy
The building was constructed in Nepalgun for Dhamboji
Higher Secondary School, one of the oldest government-
recognised educational institutes in mid-western Nepal.
Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad inaugurated the building
at a function in Nepalgunj in Banke District.
India had provided a grant of Nepali Rs 23.6 million for
constructing the school building under the bilateral economic
assistance. The new building will create better facilities for
over 1000 students, half of them girls.
Addressing the function, Ambassador Prasad underlined the
importance of the India-Nepal cooperation programme as a
cornerstone of the relationship between the two countries.
He expressed hope that various development projects being
implemented under the programme will help the people of Nepal
in their strides towards peace and prosperity.
In addition to the school building, three projects in
Banke district have been completed with India`s assistance and
work is underway on the fourth one -- Mahendra Multiple
Campus -- in Nepalgunj.
Three ambulances, a school bus and a mobile eye care van
have also been gifted by India for use in Banke district.
The Indian Ambassador also opened an eye check-up camp
organised by Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) in the school
premises. India plans to provide assistance of Nepali Rs 4.6
crore to NNJS for its eye-care programme during 2011-2012.