JOGIDAH (UDAYAPUR), July 22: Ambassador of India Manjeev Singh Puri On Friday, July 21, inaugurated the school building for Shree Janata Higher Secondary School, Jogidaha, Udayapur and laid the foundation stone for the construction of campus building for Shree Narad Aadarsha Education Campus, Basaha in Udaypur on the same day. The Government of India has extended a total of NRs 66.44 million as financial assistance for construction of these buildings under its Small Development Programme Scheme as part of Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Programme.
The newly constructed building of Shree Janata Higher Secondary School consists of 12 classrooms along with separate toilets for boys and girls on each floor, compound wall and furniture. Currently more than 600 students are enrolled in this school and more than 65% of them are girl students. In his remarks, the Ambassador stress at the importance of proper infrastructure for ensuring access to quality education to all. The Ambassador urged the students to make maximum use of the newly inaugurated building. The Ambassador also announced Mahatma Gandhi scholarship for two meritorious students of each school who score the highest marks in Class X for further studies in Class XI and XII.
Shree Narad Aadarsha Education Campus, affiliated to Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, was established in 2003 and more than 175 students are enrolled in the campus and 75% of them are girls. The new infrastructure would provide much needed classroom space and would create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of the education facilities in Udyapur district.
Hitherto, the Government of India has provided financial assistance of NRs.81.50 million for 05 completed and ongoing projects in the district. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 11 ambulances recognizing the need of the people of the district.
Ambassador Puri also visited B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences at Dharan. BPKIHS is the largest institute providing specialized healthcare services to Eastern Nepal for decades.