Biratnagar, Jan 20 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari unveiled a monument of Janata Basic School in Belbari, Morang on Saturday. The monument unveiling marked the golden jubilee of the school.
Addressing the event, President Bhandari lauded gradual improvement in education offered by community schools. As for the Janata Basic School, she stressed the need for upgrading the school to secondary level in the coming days, while saying the state must focus on investment on education and infrastructure development.
Acknowledging the President Chure Madhes Conservation Development Committee as a successful, she urged concerned authorities to build embankments using bio-engineering methods for ending the problems involved in the long run. She also underscored the need for concerned authorities for controlling river erosion, upgrading roads and providing drinking water facility.
The President emphasised conservation and development of Betana wetland, Sisauli and Charkoshe forests, while stressing the need for modernising and commercialising agriculture.
Minister for Youth and Sports, Rajendra Kumar KC, said the education would help the human life get its meaning and the government had invested the 16 per cent of total budget in education.
He insisted on the need of maximum utilisation of locally-available resources to find income generating opportunities for youths so as to discourage them going for abroad jobs.
Lawmaker Bhanubhakta Dhakal vowed to contribute to establish an indigenous museum here, address problems of landless squatters, improve economic condition of women and educational development.
On the occasion, the President honoured kin of the Dambar Bahadur Magar, Ganesh Bahadur Magar and Surendra Raul who had provided land to establish the school.
Belbari Municipality mayor Gyanendra Subedi read out a letter of felicitation in the honour of the President.
School Management Committee's Padam Bahadur Niraula presented a 'token of love' to the Head-of-the-State.
School principal Shambhu Khanal presided over the programme.
The President had taught in the school for complete three years (from Magh, 2043 BS to Fagun, 2046 BS).
The school that was established on February 3, 1968 has now 150 students.