KATHMANDU : On October 2, 2016, the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Ambassador of India Shri Ranjit Ray inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Shree Gandhi Adarsha Higher Secondary School at Gothatar, Kathmandu and a health camp organized by Gandhi Global Family for free screening and treatment of Diabetes Mellitis in Gothatar in Kathmandu.
Shree Gandhi Adarsha Higher secondary School was established by Nepal Charkha Pracharak Gandhi Tulsi Smarak Mahaguthi in 1954. The old school building was rickety and not in a position to accommodate 1500 students. The newly constructed three storied building with financial assistance of NRs 49.90 million provided by the Govt of India will provide an improved environment for learning in the area.
The Nepal Bharat Maitri Chikitsa Shivir organized by Gandhi Global Family, Nepal for free screening and treatment of Diabetic Mellitis was also inaugurated by the Ambassador in the premises of Nepal Charkha Pracharak Gandhi-Tulsi Smarak Mahaguthi. The Indian Embassy in partnership with the Gandhi Global Family, Nepal has been organizing health camps in different parts of Nepal and recently such Diabetic health camp were successfully completed in Damauli, Dumre and Abu Kahiraini in Tanhaun District. Apart from this, the Embassy of India has partnered with different organizations for organizing health camps such as with Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh in the field of eye care, with B.P.Eye Foundation for Ear Surgical and School Ear Health Programmes and with Healthy Nepal Community based hospital, Kathmandu for treatment of Uterine Prolapsed cases amongst poor women in 9 Terai districts.
Hitherto, 12 other projects have been completed in Kathmandu district alone with the Government of India’s assistance worth 211 million. Moreover, 11 other projects at a cost of NRs 479.90 million are at different stage of their implementation. Additionally, the Indian Government has, in the past, provided 43 ambulances, 03 special Medical Vans ad 39 school buses to various organizations active in Kathmandu recognizing the need of the people of Nepal and in pursuit of its continued support to Government of Nepal for achieving socio-economic progress. Apart from this Government of India has provided financial assistance of approx. NRs 501.53 million towards renovation, restoration, upgradation of various sites of religious, educational, cultural and historical importance in Nepal in financial year 2015-2016.
The India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 541 large and small development projects completed or being implemented in almost all the districts 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.