India Lays Foundation for Dormitory Building at Monastic School in Nepal

The foundation stone for the construction of a dormitory building at Lowo Nyiphug Namdrol Norbuling Monastic School was laid today by Naveen Srivastava, Ambassador of India to Nepal, and Tasi Nharbu Gurung, Chairman of Lomanthang Rural Municipality. The dormitory is being built with financial assistance from the Government of India at a project cost of NRs. 41.40 million under the ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’ initiative. The event was attended by political representatives, government officials, social workers, and representatives of the monastic school management, according to a press statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

The Government of India’s grant is being utilized for the construction of a two-floor dormitory building with additional facilities for the monastic school. The project is classified as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) under an agreement between the governments of India and Nepal. It is being implemented through Lomanthang Rural Municipality, Mustang, and exemplifies the robust development partnership between India and Nepal.

“The new building will provide better education and accommodation facilities to the students of Lowo Nyiphug Namdrol Norbuling Monastic School in Lomanthang Rural Municipality, Mustang. It will create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of education, religious care, and the preservation of culture and tradition in the region,” the statement added.

Chairman of Lomanthang Rural Municipality, Chairman of Lowo Nyiphug Namdrol Norbuling Monastic School, and political representatives appreciated the continued developmental support of the Government of India in uplifting the people of Nepal in priority sectors.

Since 2003, the Government of India has undertaken over 551 HICDPs in Nepal across various sectors, completing 490 projects. Among these, 59 projects are in Gandaki Province, including 17 in Mustang. Additionally, the Government of India has donated 1009 ambulances and 300 school buses to various hospitals, health posts, and educational institutions in Nepal. Of these, 119 ambulances and 40 school buses have been provided to Gandaki Province, including 11 ambulances and 5 school buses in Mustang District.

As close neighbours, India and Nepal share extensive and multi-sectoral cooperation. The implementation of HICDPs reflects the continued support of the Government of India in bolstering the efforts of the Government of Nepal in uplifting its people and augmenting infrastructure in priority sectors, the embassy stated.


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