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India gives Rs 49.9 mn aid for school buildings in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

has given Rs 49.9 million in financial assistance to for construction of two school buildings.

Ambassador of to Ranjit Rae inaugurated Shree Purna Higher Secondary School in Kanchapur district today that was constructed with aid from at the cost of Rs 17.6 million.

He also laid the foundation stone for the school building for Shree Siddhanath Higher Secondary School in Kanchanpur which is being constructed at the cost of Rs 32.3 million, according to a press release issued by the Embassy here.

Established in 1960, Shree Purna Higher Secondary School has been upgraded to Higher Secondary School.

A total of 1,042 students are enrolled in the school and 60 per cent of them are girls.

Shree Siddhanath Higher Secondary School, established in 2005, has 800 students in total, of which 60 per cent are girls.

Underlining the importance of strengthening of educational infrastructure for Nepal's overall development, Rae in his address expressed the hope that the various projects being executed or completed under the Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme will help the people of in their quest towards peace and prosperity.

First Published: Tue, April 21 2015. 20:57 IST