Kathmandu: The building of a Nepai school, which was built with Indian assistance, was inaugurated recently.
"The new building of Shree Himalaya Secondary School, Shahid Lakhan Rural Municipality-6, Ghairung in Gorkha District, built with Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs. 43.31 Million was inaugurated by Karun Bansal, Head of Administration, Embassy of India to Nepal, District Coordination Committee, Gorkha and School Management Committee and local representatives," the Indian Embassy in Nepal said in a statement.
The new school building has been built under ‘Nepal-Bharat Development Cooperation’ and has three floors and consists of 18 class rooms, science lab, one room each for administration, teachers and principal, and separate sanitation facilities for girls and boys.
The project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDPs) earlier called as Small Development Projects, under an Agreement between Government of India and Government of Nepal.
The project was implemented by the District Coordination Committee, Gorkha.
Since 2003, India has taken up over 520 HICDPs in Nepal and has completed 446 project, of which 50 are in Province 4, including 7 in Gorkha District. 4 Government of India funded projects are under various stages of completion/implementation in Province-4.
In addition to above the Embassy of India has gifted 12 ambulances to various health posts and NGO in Gorkha District.
Under reconstruction grant assistance of Government of India to Nepal, total 71 educational institutions are being built across eight districts of Nepal affected by 2015 earthquake.
Out of these, 7 schools are in Gorkha and three schools have been completed and inaugurated by Foreign Secretary of India Harsh Vardhan Shringla on 27th November 2020.
Work on remaining four schools is ongoing. India is also reconstructing 30 earthquake affected hospitals in Gorkha.
Shree Himalaya Secondary School was established in 1960 and upgraded subsequently in 2010 to Secondary School. It has about 250 students, and more than 60% of them are girls. The newly built infrastructure of the School is expected to boost learning environment for students.
The project is a reflection of India’s development partnership with Nepal and complements effort of Government of Nepal in augmenting infrastructure in the field of education.