- Indian Ambassador to Nepal inaugurated a school building in Nepal.
- The school lies in the western district of Darchula.
- The school was constructed with assistance from India.
Mumbai, Maharashtra: On Friday that is 1st November 2019 the Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated a school building built with India’s support in Nepal’s western district of Darchula.According to the press release by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, this new building of Shree Mahendra Model Higher Secondary School that is located in the Khalanga municipality, has been constructed with the Indian Government’s grant of NPR 30 million (around 2 crore Indian rupees). The newly constructed two-story building comprises of 13 classrooms, separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls on both floors, and a meeting hall.
Shree Mahendra Model Higher Secondary School was established in the year 1960. The school is a reputed institution located in the Khalanga Village Development Committee (VDC) in the Darchula District of Sudurpaschim Pradesh province. School is affiliated to the National Examinations Board (NEB) has over 2000 students studying in it. The important thing to note about this school is that about 50 percent of the students in the school are girls.
The press release of the Indian embassy read, “The newly built infrastructure is expected to boost the learning environment of students. The Indian government is happy to be associated with the project which complements the effort of the Nepalese government in augmenting infrastructure in the field of education.”
In the inauguration ceremony the Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav, Mayor of Mahakali Municipality Hansraj Bhatt, Member of Parliament from Darchula district Dilendra Prasad Badu, Chief of District Coordination Committee, Darchula Kabir Singh Karki, along with the community leaders were present.
The school offers 10+2 programs in management, science and humanities stream.
In the previous months, the Indian government provided Rs 223 crore to the Nepal Government for various infrastructure projects that include roads and reconstruction of houses that were destroyed by the massive earthquake of 2015 in which around 9,000 people died.