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Shree Amar Jyoti Janata Higher Secondary School Luintel, Gorkha Foundation Stone Ceremony

October 12, 2012

 

Shree Amar Jyoti Janata Higher Secondary School
Luintel, Gorkha
Foundation Stone Ceremony

12th October 2012

Remarks by Ambassador Jayant Prasad

Respected Prime Minister, Mahesh Baralji, Dr Laxmi Prasad Devkotaji, Hita Kaji Shresthaji, teachers, parents, students, brothers and sisters,

My greetings to all of you.

I am very honoured to be with you. I am happy that we are here for a Small Development Project to construct a new building for a school that has produced a Prime Minister of Nepal.  You must be proud of him. I hope students will aspire to be a professional like him, and become teachers, doctors and engineers to build a prosperous Nepal.

India has been a longstanding partner of Nepal in its quest for progress.  We believe that the progress and prosperity of the people of Nepal is linked with the progress and prosperity of India. That is why we work together on joint projects.

The 425 projects all over Nepal focus on education, health, community development and infrastructure. In Gorkha district we have completed three small projects of a health post and water supply at Manakamana and an auditorium at a school. Currently we are engaged in four ongoing projects, three of them of which are schools and a 5 kilometre road from Turture Bazar to Luintel.

All the projects we undertake in Nepal are in response to your requests. They are executed and owned by you. The local bodies of the Government of Nepal execute the projects. We need your support to ensure that they are completed perfectly, and on time.

From next year on, the Embassy is instituting two Mahatma Gandhi scholarships in the Shree Amar Jyoti Janata School. The two best students of class 10, one boy and one girl, on the recommendation of the school principal, will get this scholarship. And this will continue for all the time to come.

I would like to greet our former Sainiks, many of who are in your midst. The head of our Defence Wing, Col Ajai Pasbola is here with us today. His main task in Nepal is to look after the welfare of the Bhupus.

Gorkhas are the pride of Nepal with brave and talented people. That explains that in only one year’s stay in Nepal, this is my fourth visit here.

India’s relations with Nepal are close. We shall continue our cooperation activities in Nepal in accordance with the wishes and priorities of the government and people of Nepal.

Long live Nepal – India friendship.

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