India, Nepal inaugurate four newly reconstructed schools in Nuwakot district
They are part of 71 educational institutions being built under Government of India grant assistance of US $ 50 million
India and Nepal on Friday jointly inaugurated four newly reconstructed schools in the Himalayan country’s Nuwakot district. The schools were reconstructed under the grant provided by the government of India.
“Sh Naveen Kumar, Head of Press, Information and Cultural wing of the Embassy of India to Nepal and Shushil Gyewali, Chief Executive Officer, National Reconstruction Authority jointly inaugurated four newly reconstructed schools in Nuwakot. The four schools Shree Kalika, Shree Pimaltar, Shree Panchalinge and Shree Saraswoti Secondary Schools have been built under reconstruction grant of Government of India,” the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement.
The four schools were reconstructed at a cost of NRs. 167 million in accordance with earthquake-resilient reconstruction norms of the Government of Nepal and will provide a better learning environment to over 1800 students studying in them.
These schools are part of 71 educational institutes across eight districts being built under Government of India grant assistance of US $ 50 million for reconstruction in the education sector.
The eight beneficiary districts are Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Kavrepalanchowk, Dhading and Kathmandu. By now, the construction of 8 schools is completed and construction of 62 schools is ongoing.
Speaking on the occasion, Head of Wing, Press Information and Culture of the Embassy of India to Nepal Naveen Kumar emphasized that education is the best investment in the future of the country and its people. He encouraged Nepali students to take advantage of over 3000 scholarships being provided by the Government of India to contribute in the development of their country and to become the best ambassadors of each other country to further strengthen India-Nepal partnership.
India has also committed a reconstruction grant of US $ 200 million for reconstruction projects in housing, health and cultural heritage sectors.
Currently, nearly 47,000 houses, under owner driven model, have already been completed in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts and work on the remaining houses is underway. NRA and the respective Municipal authorities have requested the beneficiaries complete the reconstruction before the monsoon rains.