21 August 2021, Kathmandu
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has inaugurated the new building of ‘Jyapu Samaj Jestha Nagarik Ananda Niketan Bhawan’ in the presence of Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra at Bagdole, in Lalitpur, Saturday.
The Bhawan (building) is a model old-age home for senior citizens with modern and disabled-friendly facilities for proper care of the elderly. It consists of 110-beds along with a health check-up room, kitchen, necessary furniture, and other necessary equipment.
The construction of the building was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) under an agreement between the governments of India and Nepal, with Government of India’s financial assistance of Rs 50 million.
Implementation of HICDP projects is an important part of India-Nepal development cooperation aimed at community development at the grass-root level.
On the occasion, Ambassador Kwatra thanked Jyapu Samaj and its contribution to Nepalese society.
India has already completed more than 450 HICDPs across Nepal.