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Indian Assistance of NR 43.65 million to Amar Jyoti Janata Higher Secondary School, Luintel, in Gorkha District

October 12, 2012


Prime Minister Rt.Hon’ble Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai laid the foundation stone of Amar Jyoti Janata Higher Secondary School, Luintel in Gorkha District today in the presence of Ambassador Jayant Prasad, which is being built with Indian assistance under the Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme.

Established in 1960 as a primary school and subsequently upgraded to the level of lower secondary and higher secondary level, Amar Jyoti Janata Higher Secondary School in Luintel provides educational facilities to over 815 students, including a large number of girls. The new facility being built at a cost of 43.65 million will provide improved learning environment to the student community and significantly contribute towards the further development of education sector in the District.

In addition to this school, two more projects in Gorkha District are being implemented by GON agencies with Indian financial assistance of Rs. 73.3 million. Four ambulances have also been gifted to various healthcare organizations in Gorkha District by the Government of India.

On this occasion, Ambassador Jayant Prasad delivered a speech in Nepali, which is attached.

Recognizing the importance of accelerating developmental activities in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance for the economic development of Nepal. Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Programme has an outlay of over NRs 64 billion with more than 425 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented in almost all districts of Nepal in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development.  These development projects have been undertaken in response to local needs and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.

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