Today, Bhim Parajuli, Mayor, Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Morang District, and Prashant Kumar Sona, Second Secretary, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, jointly inaugurated the Aarohan-Gurukul Theatre Complex built under the Government of India’s grant assistance in the education-culture sector. The event was also attended by local government representatives.
The project was built at the cost of NRs. 35.10 million, is one of the 75 projects being inaugurated this year in Nepal as part of “India@75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” which celebrates 75 years of India’s independence. This theatre group in Nepal is contributing to the promotion of Nepali theatre and has maintained a strong bond with various theatre groups of India including the National School of Drama. The facilities of the new infrastructure would create an improved environment within Aarohan – Gurukul premises and contribute to the development of education-culture in the district to accomplish a new and great task.
Since 2003, India has taken up over 523 HICDPs in Nepal and has completed 467 projects. Amongst these, 78 Projects are in Province-1, including 15 projects in Morang District have been undertaken. In addition to these, the Government of India has gifted 20 ambulances and 8 school buses to various health posts and schools.
As close neighbors, India and Nepal share wide-ranging & multi-sectoral cooperation. The implementation of this project reflects the Government of India’s continued commitment to continue to collaborate with the Government of Nepal in its socio-economic development and augmenting its physical infrastructure, especially in the priority sector.