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Indian Assistance of NRs. 1.53 crores for Bardiya District

November 3, 2011


During his visit to Bardiya District on 3rd November 2011, Ambassador of India, Shri Jayant Prasad inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Shree Nepal Rastriya Secondary School, Dhodhari VDC, Bardiya under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme.

Established in 1965 as a Primary School, Shree Nepal Rastriya Secondary School was subsequently upgraded as Secondary level in 2009. The school has over 1400 students, about half of them girls. The new building constructed with India’s assistance of NRs. 1.53 crores will provide much needed classroom space and create an improved learning environment for the students.

The Ambassador also inaugurated an eye camp organized by Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh in the school for carrying out eye tests for the children of the school and neighbouring  schools.  Spectacles will be distributed to children needing them, free of cost,  as part of the assistance being provided by  India to Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh. The Ambassador mentioned that since 2001 Indian assistance to NNJS has helped cure over 90,000 people of cataract and trachoma. Besides spectacles have been distributed to over 27,000 school going children all over Nepal. India will provide assistance of NRs. 4.60 crores to NNJS for eye care programme during the year 2011-2012.

In his address, Ambassador of India underlined the importance of the India-Nepal Cooperation Programme as a cornerstone of the relationship between the two countries. He expressed the hope that the projects being implemented under the programme will help the people of Nepal in their development.

Recognizing the importance of accelerating growth in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in that direction. The India – Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over NRs. 6,000 crores with more than 400 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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