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India built girls hostel to benefit students in Kathmandu

The hostel was inaugurated on Saturday in a program attended by political representatives, government officials, social workers, representatives of the school management, teachers, parents and students.

Kathmandu: Mangala Devi Singh Memorial Girls Hostel Building of Shree Padmakanya Secondary School at Dillibazar, Kathmandu, built with Government of India’s financial assistance at the total project cost of NRs 32.36 million under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’ was inaugurated jointly today by Santosh Budathoki, Chief of District Coordination Committee, Kathmandu and Avinash Kumar Singh, First Secretary at the Embassy of India, Kathmandu. Political representatives, government officials, social workers, representatives of the school management, teachers, parents and students were present on the occasion.

The Government of India grant under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’ was utilized for the construction of four storied hostel building comprising 39 rooms and other infrastructure including kitchen, dining hall, store rooms, warden room, guard room, visitors room, office room, library, multipurpose hall, waiting area, green room, laundry, toilets, bathrooms, solar backup system with other facilities at Mangala Devi Singh Memorial Girls’ Hostel of Shree Padmakanya Secondary School. This project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP), under an Agreement between Government of India and Government of Nepal on High Impact Community Development Projects. The project was implemented through District Coordination Committee, Kathmandu.

Political representatives and others present in the program appreciated the continued developmental support of the Government of India in priority sectors.

The set up created would be useful in providing better residential and education facilities to the students. This infrastructure would create an improved environment for learning as well as contribute to the development of the education. Since 2003, Government of India has taken up over 551 HICDPs in Nepal in various sectors and has completed 490 projects. Amongst these, 106 projects are in Bagmati Province, including 41 projects in Kathmandu District. In addition to these, Government of India has gifted 1009 ambulances and 300 school buses to various hospitals, health posts and educational institutions in Nepal. Amongst these, 236 ambulances and 98 school buses have been gifted in Bagmati Province, including 70 ambulances and 53 school buses provided in Kathmandu District.