KATHMANDU- School building of Shree Pokharvindi Secondary School, Rohini Rural Municipality-2, Bhatpurwa, Rupandehi District, built with Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs.12.50 million under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’ was formally inaugurated by Vice President of Nepal Ram Sahaya Yadav in the presence of Prasanna Shirivastava, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
Political representatives, government officials, social workers, representatives of the school management, teachers, parents, and students were also present on this occasion.
The Government of India grant under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’, was utilized for the construction of a double storied school building. The project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP), earlier known as Small Development Projects, under an Agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Nepal. This project was implemented through District Coordination Committee, Rupandehi.
Speaking on the occasion, Rt Hon’ble Vice President of Nepal appreciated the assistance provided by the Government of India for the development of infrastructure in Nepal in educational as well as various other sectors and added that the developmental partnership between the two countries has immensely contributed towards strengthening of the bonds of friendship between our two peoples.
Prasanna Shrivastava, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of India, Kathmandu highlighted that the project is an important part of the very robust development partnership between India and Nepal, which has made significant progress in the recent years, spanning various priority sectors of the Government of Nepal and its people. He expressed continued commitment of the Government of India to continue to bolster the development partnership as per the priorities of Government of Nepal and for the benefits of the peoples of both countries.
Shree Pokharvindi Secondary School was established in 1959. Since then, it has been imparting education to the students of the area in this region upto 10th standard and has achieved remarkable success in terms of quality education with improved environment. The school is having the strength of students over 600, about 55% of whom are girls students.
Since 2003, India has taken up over 550 HICDPs in Nepal in various sectors and has completed 488 projects. Amongst these, 60 Projects are in Lumbini Province, which includes 12 projects in Rupandehi. In addition to these, Government of India has gifted 974 ambulances and 234 school buses to various hospital, health posts and educational institutions in Nepal on the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day of India. Amongst these, 160 Ambulances and 35 School Buses have been gifted in Lumbini Province, which includes 29 Ambulances and 14 School Buses provided in Rupandehi District, till date.
As close neighbors, India and Nepal share wide-ranging and multi-sectoral cooperation. The implementation of HICDPs projects reflects the continued support of the Government of India in bolstering the efforts of the Government of Nepal in upliftment of its people, augmenting infrastructure in the field of priority sector especially in the education sector in Nepal.