India has pledged financial assistance worth $37,264 (US) for the construction of a new building and a hostel facility at a Sanskrit school in eastern Nepal.
A tripartite agreement between the Indian Embassy, the Local Development Officer of Ilam District, and the Principal of Shree Saptmai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidhyashram Secondary School was signed in this regard on Wednesday.
The project is being implemented through the Indian government's grant assistance under the small development programme scheme as part of India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme, the Indian Embassy said in a statement.
Shree Saptamai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidhyashram, established in 2009 as a primary school, was subsequently upgraded as a secondary-level school in 2014. The school has been providing quality education and is the only school in Ilam where Sanskrit, Vedic rituals, English language are part of the curriculum.
The school has residential facilities as well, and many young students coming from other different parts of the country stay in the school building, which is in a dilapidated condition.
The new school and hostel building would provide much- needed classrooms and safe residential area for the students thus creating an improved environment for learning.