A new four-storey school building, developed with the Indian assistance of Rs 1.94 crore (Nepalese Rupees (NR) 31.13 million) under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Cooperation programme has been inaugurated in Shri Saptmai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidyalaya, located in Ilam district of Nepal to boost the learning environment for students. The project was implemented by the District Coordination Committee (DCC), Ilam.
- The inauguration was made through video conferencing with the participation of Nepalese officials, school management committee and members of the Indian Embassy.
- Shri Saptmai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidyalaya was set up in 2009 and has the unique qualification of imparting vedic as well as modern education including Sanskrit.
About India’s financial assistance to Nepal:
In 2015, a massive earthquake has adversely impacted the educational infrastructures, which has also killed 9,000 people in various parts of Nepal. In this regard, India has provided financial assistance to Nepal for the construction of several such schools with an aim to upgrade the education for the Nepalese students.
- It should be noted that in 2009, the first polytechnic of its kind in Nepal providing technical education in three engineering streams and several vocational courses namely “Manmohan Memorial Polytechnic (MMP)” was inaugurated with an estimated cost of Rs.32 crore.
Prime Minister– Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari