DOLAKHA, Feb. 11: Ambassador of India Ranjit Rae during his three days visit to Dolakha District from Feb. 8-10, handed over the development projects constructed with total Indian financial assistance of NRs. 85 million. These were i) Satyashwor Higher Secondary School, Pawoti VDC, (ii) Kalinag Higher Secondary School, Sunkhani VDC and (iii) 10 beded Community Hospital building at Singati Bazar.
On February 08, Ambassador Rae reached Pawoti via Charikot, the district headquarter of Dolakha District and inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Satyashwor Higher Secondary School in Pawoti of Dolakha district. The new three storied building comprises 12 classrooms, 3 rooms for library, 2 rooms for laboratory, separate toilets for boys and girls etc. More than 950 students (about 54 per cent of them girls) study in this school. The Ambassador, stressing the importance of the health and education facilities in the development of people, appreciated the steps initiated by the community to improve the education and health infrastructure in their region.
Next day, the Ambassador began his day by praying at Bhimeshwor Temple for the growth and prosperity of the people of Dolakha and Nepal. Next, he inaugurated the newly constructed 10-beded community hospital building and staff quarters at Singati bazaar. The hospital building is located in the centre of many VDCs and it would make quality healthcare accessible to the people in the region. The Ambassador in his message stressed at the importance of proper maintenance of the new infrastructure and urged the community members to draw maximum benefits from the hospital building.
On his way back to Charikot, the Ambassador also inaugurated the school building for Shree Kalinag Higher secondary school which provides education along with 4 years bachelor programme to approx 520 students out of which 70% are girls. In his message to the students, the Ambassador conveyed that the Govt of India, under its SDP programme has given special focus to the education and health sector so that these facilities are easily accessible and affordable to the people in Nepal.
Hitherto, one more school, Kalinchowk Secondary School in Charikot has been completed with the Government of India’s assistance worth 23.8 million in Dolakha district. Additionally, the Govt of India has, in the past, provided 08 ambulances to various Health organizations in the district recognizing the need of the people of Nepal and the GoI’s continued commitment to help support Government of Nepal in its endeavour towards socio-economic developments.
These projects have been supported by the Government of India under its multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional Economic Cooperation Programme with Nepal. The Government of India has been providing financial assistance for various large and small development projects in different parts of Nepal, mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development, in response to local needs and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.