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India Builds High Impact Community Development Projects

2023 Nov 27, 16:51,

School and laboratory buildings of Gautam Buddha Secondary School, Buddhabhumi Municipality, Kapilvastu District, built with the Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs. 33.23 million under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’. The buildings were formally inaugurated today by Prasanna Shrivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Baburam Acharya Chief, District Coordination Committee, Kapilvastu and Keshav Kumar Shrestha, Mayor, Buddhabhumi Municipality. Political representatives, government officials, social workers, representatives of the School management, teachers, parents, and students were also present on this occasion.

 The Government of India grant under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’ was utilized for the construction of a double storied school building, three storied lab building and for procurement of furniture and lab equipment. The project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP), earlier known as Small Development Projects, under an agreement between Government of India and Government of Nepal. This project was implemented through the District Coordination Committee, Kapilvastu.

Prasanna Shrivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu highlighted that the project is an important part of the very robust development partnership between India and Nepal, which has made significant progress in the recent years, spanning various priority sectors of the Government of Nepal and its people.

Gautam Buddha Secondary School was established in 1978 as a community based educational institution. It is affiliated to the National Examination Board and approved by the Ministry of Education. This school offers educational programs from Play Group to 10 +2 Level. Currently, this school is having the strength of students over 1200, about 52% of whom are girls students.

Since 2003, India has taken up over 550 HICDPs in Nepal in various sectors and has completed 488 projects. Amongst these, 60 Projects are in Lumbini Province in various sectors, which include 5 projects in Kapilvastu. In addition to these, Government of India has gifted 974 ambulances and 234 school buses to various hospitals, health posts and educational institutions in Nepal on the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day of India. Amongst these, 160 Ambulances and 35 School Buses have been gifted in Lumbini Province, which includes 18 Ambulances and 4 School Buses provided in Kapilvastu District.


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