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India supports reconstruction of earthquake damaged school building in Gorkha

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Kathmandu, November 25, 2016: India is supporting the reconstruction of a school building in Gorkha that was damaged by the earthquake last year.

Gyanveer Singh, Second Secretary in the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Narayan Acharya, Local Development Officer, Gorkha District and Ishwari Prasad Dhakal, Principal, Himalaya Secondary School today signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for construction of the school with the total financial assistance of NRs 43.3 million by the Government of India.

The Himalaya Secondary School was established in 1960 as a primary school. It was upgraded to the level of Secondary school in 2000 and soon it will be upgraded to Higher Secondary school. Currently, there are 315 students studying in the school. The school building was in a dilapidated condition and after the earthquake it has been destroyed.

Construction of the building will provide much needed classroom space and would create conducive environment for learning and contribute to the development of education sector in the district, said a press release issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu.