Nepal inaugurates educational facility built with help from India
A new building of a Nepalese educational institution, built with the help of India, was inaugurated on Saturday in the district of Udayapur. The Shree Narad Adarsha Education Campus in Chaudandigadhi Municipality of Udayapur District was built with the help of India which provided aid of 3 crore (30 million) Nepalese rupees, according to a statement from the Indian Embassy here.
Former Minister of Urban Development, Nepalese Congress Leader Narayan Khadha inaugurated the two-storey campus building of Shree Narad Adarsha Education, in the presence of Indian Deputy Chief of Mission Ajay Kumar, he said. The educational institution was established in 1971 as a secondary school and unclassified as a campus in 2003. It is affiliated with Tribhuvan University.
Currently, the campus offers a three-year bachelor’s degree course in Educational Management and Humanities, in addition to the 10+2 level course to approximately 770 students. Currently, a total of 135 students are enrolled, approximately 70% of them girls, in the Bachelor of Education program run by the institution.
The newly built structure includes 12 classrooms, a library, a meeting room, separate toilets for boys and girls and furniture, he said. The new infrastructure will provide access to higher education for rural students from Udayapur and neighboring districts including Bhojpur, Khotang, Sunsari and Saptari, according to the statement.
The project is part of India’s small development program under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme. A memorandum of understanding for the construction of the building was signed in September 2016.