India hands over Rs 2.2 cr school building to Nepal

India has handed over to Nepal a new school building costing Rs 2.2 crore in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s home district Jhapa, a media report said on Tuesday.

The new building of Shree Schoolchaun Higher Secondary School was jointly inaugurated by Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, and Attorney General, Agni Prasad Kharel, on Monday, the Himalayan Times reported.

Established in 1965, the school offers plus two programmes, the report said, quoting a statement from the Indian embassy.

The school has about 1,150 students of which 60 per cent are girls. The school is an educational institution of repute in Nepal’s Jhapa District, which is also the home district of Prime Minister Oli.

The new building is a two-storey infrastructure comprising 25 classrooms, a multipurpose hall and furniture, the report said.

India recently provided Rs 233 crore to the Nepal Government for various infrastructure projects, including roads and reconstruction of houses destroyed in the massive earthquake in 2015 which saw the death of over 9,000 people.

The decision was taken during the 5th meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission attended by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.