KATHMANDU – Naveen Srivastava, Ambassador of India to Nepal handed over today the college building of Madan Bhandari Memorial College, Kathmandu built with Government of India’s financial assistance, to the College Management Committee.
The ceremony was attended by Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal, Chairperson of College Management Committee; Usha Kiran Bhandari, Chairperson, Madan Bhandari Foundation and Santosh Budathoki, Chairperson, District Coordination Committee, Kathmandu.
The project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project at the total cost of NRs.28.64 million under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’. Since its inception, the college has been imparting quality education. It is affiliated to Tribhuvan University and has over 1500 students from different districts of country and offering variety of courses.
Since 2003, India has taken up over 535 High Impact Community Development Projects in Nepal and has completed 478 projects. Amongst these, 104 Projects are in Bagmati Pradesh including 40 projects in Kathmandu District. In addition to these, Government of India has gifted 68 Ambulances and 46 School Buses to various hospital, health posts and educational institutions in Kathmandu, till date, including one School bus given to this College.
The implementation of this project reflects the continued support of the Government of India in bolstering the efforts of the Government of Nepal for the upliftment of its people, through creation of education infrastructure.