Kathmandu: Two school buildings have been constructed in Darchula District. The buildings were constructed with financial assistance provided by India.
The new building of Shree Moti Mahila Sangh Primary School at Tinkar, Khalanga built with the financial assistance of Rs 12 million was inaugurated on November 28 by Namgya C. Khampa, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu; District Coordination Committee, Darchula and School Management Committee and local representatives.
The school, established in 1960, has been providing quality primary level education for a long time. Most students, studying in this school, are from the marginalized Tinkari and Bhutia communities of Darchula District. At present, 391 students are enrolled in the school out of which 50 percent are girls.
New infrastructure would create an improved environment for learning in the rural region and contribute to the development of education in the district, the Embassy of India stated in a press release.
Later in the day, the new building of Shree Malikarjun Model Secondary School at Mahakali-7, Dhap in Darchula District, built at a cost of Rs 23 million under India-Nepal Development Cooperation with Government of India’s financial assistance was also inaugurated by Khampa, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu; Mahakali Municipality, Darchula and School Management Committee and local representatives.
The school was established in 1966 and upgraded to secondary level in 1984. The school is located in Far Western Region. The previous infrastructure existing was inadequate to accommodate the students studying in the school. The new school building built under ‘India-Nepal Development Cooperation’ and having two-story building would create an improved environment for learning in the rural region and contribute to the development of education in the district.
These projects were taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) under an Agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Nepal, and implemented by District Coordination Committee, Darchula and Mahakali Municipality, Darchula respectively.
Since 2003, India has taken up over 523 HICDPs in Nepal and has completed 459 projects, of which 32 are in Sudurpaschim, including six in Darchula District. In addition to the above, the Embassy of India has gifted five ambulances and one school bus to various health posts and NGOs in Darchula District.