KATHMANDU, Jan. 7: On January 05 Gyanveer Singh, Second Secretary in the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Rajesh Poudel, LDO, Kanchanpur and Surendra Ojha, Principal, Shree Pashupati Shiksha Mandir signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for construction of triple storey school building and supply of furniture and computers for Shree Pashupati Shiksha Mandir in Kanchanpur district with the total financial assistance of NRs. 30 million by the Govt. of India under its Small Development Programme Scheme as part of Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme.
The School was established in 2008 as a pre-primary school and subsequently upgraded to primary level in 2012. It is located at Belauri Municipality, Ward No. 12, Ratanpur in Kanchanpur district. The existing infrastructure of the school building is in dilapidated condition and is inadequate to comfortably accommodate all the students. At present, there are approx 250 in the school who would benefit from the construction of the new school building. The new school building would provide much needed classroom space and create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of education in the district.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the District Development Committee, Kanchanpur would prepare a work schedule, invite tenders for the construction of the project in 15 months and get the project completed in time. A monitoring committee comprising School Management Committee, District Development Committee and Education Officer of Kanchanpur district would monitor the project and regularly submit the progress report to the Embassy of India, Kathmandu which shall release the funds accordingly. Hitherto, a total of 06 projects have been completed and 04 other projects in Kanchanpur district are under implementation with the Government of India’s financial assistance worth NRs 210 million. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 09 ambulances, recognizing the need of the people of the district.
Under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme, the Government of India has been providing financial assistance for various large and small development projects in different parts of Nepal. These development projects, mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development, have been undertaken in response to local needs and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.