Kathmandu: India has provided NRs 6.5 million as financial assistance for development of a school in western Nepal which will benefit both Nepalese and Indian students.
India has given an assistance of NRs 5 million. An additional Memorandum of Understanding was also signed for NRs 1.5 million for procurement of furniture and computers for the school, according to a statement by the Indian embassy.
Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated the school building Pashupati Shiksha Mandir in Darchula district.
Both Nepalese and Indian students will benefit from the school as it is located in an area bordering India's Uttarakhand state in the far western region of Nepal.
The school established in 1994 as a primary school has been upgraded to lower secondary school. Altogether 525 students, 45 per cent of whom are girls are being enrolled in the school.
Underlining the importance of strengthening of educational infrastructure for Nepal's overall development, Rae said various projects being executed under the Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Programme will help the people of Nepal in their quest towards peace and prosperity.