Saturday, May 18, 2019

India extends 30 million aid to Nepal to build educational institution

Nepal has received financial aid from India amounting Rs 30.20 million to construct an educational institute in the Udayapur district. The financial aid was extended today to inaugurate Shree Narad Adarsha Education in Chaudandigadhi Municipality of Udayapur district. The institute was inaugurated by former Urban Development Minister and Nepali Congress leader Narayan Khadha, in the presence of Indian deputy chief of Mission Ajay Kumar. It is a two-storied building and is affiliated to the Tribhuvan University (TU), according to a press note issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. Tribhuvan University is one of the oldest public universities in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal that was established in the year 1959.
With the new infrastructure in place, students from adjoining districts, including Bhojpur, Khotang, Sunsari and Saptari will also get access to higher education.
India extended financial help to Nepal due to its ongoing project for the Small Development Programme Scheme under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has already been signed between both the nations in September 2016 for the construction of the building.
India has helped Nepal's education institute to further extend its operations. Although the institute was established in the year 1971, it could only extend education till secondary level. The institute was upgraded later to a bigger campus in the year 2003. After 2003, it is now that Shree Narad Adarsha Education will add additional buildings to enhance the intake of the students. The current capacity of the institute is of 770 students. Candidates seeking admission in the institute can pursue 10+2 level education and can also enroll for the 3-year Bachelor's degree course.
Till date, 135 students have enrolled for the Bachelor of Education programme and about 70 per cent of these candidates are girls. The new infrastructure will see 12 new classrooms, separate toilets for boys and girls, furniture, library, and meeting hall.

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