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Students rally for proper classrooms in Sindhupalchok

- ANISH TIWARI, SINDHUPALCHOK

Dec 4, 2018-

Students of Dhaneshwori Secondary School at Chaku in Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality, Sindhupalchok district, organised a protest rally on Monday, demanding the Mid-Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project to build a new school building, as it had pledged after the 2015 earthquake.

The school’s old building was heavily damaged in the Earthquake of April 2015. The students have been studying under a temporary learning centre for the past three years as the government has failed to build a new building for the school.

The students chanted slogans in the protest, demanding the government to contruct a new building soon.

Many students have fallen sick as we have to take our classes under a poorly built hut, they complained.  

The Mid-Bhotekoshi hydropower project of Jambu had agreed to construct the school’s building, however, it has not started any work so far.

“It has already been more than three years since the devastating quake but the project has yet to fulfill its commitment,” said Shiva Shrestha, a local. “How long do we have to wait now?”

However, the Mid-Bhotekoshi hydropower project said it would soon invite tender for the construction of the school.

“The construction work will start after a detailed study,” said Sunil Kumar Lama, project chief.

Published: 04-12-2018 07:50

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