CHITWAN, July 17: Nepal Army chief General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung inaugurated Sainik Awasia Mahvidyalaya, a boarding high school, at Chainpur VDC-4 in Chitwan on Tuesday.
Though the school is located in Chitwan, students from across the country can study there, the army said in a statement.
The school has admitted 120 students including 40 girls this academic session. Among them 41 are the children of army servicemen.
“Until now, we did not have regional-level high school in the central region and this void has been filled,” General Gurung said speaking at the opening ceremony of the school. Nepal Army has been operating five such high schools across the country.
The army has been operating central-level high school at Sallaghari, Bhaktapur for the past three decades. Also, the army runs schools in Dharan in the eastern region, in Pokhara in the western region, in Surkhet in the midwestern region and in Kailali in the farwestern region.
Bimal Kumar Kshetri, the principal of the school, said that the school will add classes every year.
The school has been housed in the same building that previously housed the Holyland International School. The army had bought the school building and the 10 bighas of land owned by the school. All the boys in the school are boarders while the girls are dayscholars and commute to school from home every day.
The school is an English-medium one and operates through a trust.