A new educational institution building constructed with Government of India financial assistance for students from the economically weaker sections was inaugurated in a remote area of Gulmi district in Nepal today.
The new three-storey building with Indian assistance of 2.5 crore rupees is part of the Chandrakot Campus under the Tribhuvan University.
The Chandrakot Campus was established in 2008 with an aim of imparting higher education to students who are unable to pursue their higher studies due to poor economic conditions. Over 90 per cent of the students studying in the Campus are girls.
The building was inaugurated in the presence of Praphullachandra Sharma, Counsellor, Development Partnership Wing of Indian Embassy, Chief of Chandrakot Rural Municipality Drona Bahadur Khatri and local community leaders.
The establishment of this campus is expected to help the economically poor and socially backward students, in particular girls’ students, who were deprived of higher education in the absence of a college in the region.
India has been providing assistance in the development of several educational institutions in Nepal. On Monday, a new school built with Indian grant of 2.4 crore rupees was inaugurated in Nuwakot district of Nepal as part of the Government of India’s post-earthquake rehabilitation programme.