Kathmandu, April 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the newly-reconstructed building of Patan Madhyamik Bidhyalay of Lalitpur Metropolitan City. This is the second oldest school in Nepal which was built during the time of Rana Prime Minister Juddha Shumsher.
The Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU-Education) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) rebuilt this at the cost of Rs. 162.08 million without VAT under the loan assistance from the Government of Japan.
PM Oli expressed happiness over the reconstruction of this historical school and said that this school building has connections with history and various systems. “It has played a role of a bridge between different time periods in Nepal’s history,” he added.
Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Chiribabu Maharjan expressed confidence that the modern facilities built in latest technology would help provide quality education.
Chief Executive Officer of the NRA Sushil Gyewali, Project Director of the CLPIU-Education Ramsharan Sapkota, Nepal Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ashakuma Unika, among others were present at the inauguration ceremony.
The newly-reconstruction school building has 27 class rooms, three laboratories, one library, one child care room, separate toilets for boys and girls, administration room and three rooms for teachers and staffs.
The school currently has 833 students - 424 boys and 409 girls, according to Ishwar Man Bajracharya, the school principal. He said that the school has other facilities like clock tower, furniture, electricity, drinking water, solar back up, playground, walking thoroughfare, wall, main gate, pump set and a separate guard room.