Thursday, 13 June, 2024

Students donate one lakh rupees to National Innovation Centre

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Kathmandu, Dec 31: The students of Apex Life School at Chabahil in Kathmandu have provided financial assistance worth Rs 101,005, saving from their daily tiffin expenses, to Kirtipur-based National Innovative Centre (NIC).
The amount was handed over to the executive director of the Centre's Subash Niraula and Chairperson Mahabir Pun amid a programme here Tuesday.
The School management also supported its students' charitable endeavor for the Centre, which aims to develop the culture of research and innovation in Nepal as well as envisions to make Nepal economically prosperous national through research, innovation and technology.
The Centre, which recently began its official operation from its office at the premises of the Tribhuvan University, is running some 20 different projects on innovation.
Run through donations and financial assistances from donors, domestic and foreigners, the Centre is yet to come to the notice of the government to help foster its innovative pursuits.
Amid this backdrop, the students of Apex Life School have provided a 'symbolic support' to the Centre, said School's director Subash Neupane.
Centre's Chairperson Pun, a Ramon Magsaysay awardee, shared with the students that the Centre failed to garner loan at subsidized rate for innovation and research related works. It may be noted that Pun has been working relentlessly in the expansion of technology in the rural areas of the country for the past 28 years,
The students during their visit to the Centre had keenly observed the ongoing research and innovation works the Centre is undertaking.
School's manager Bindu Neupane shared that the Apex Life School, established in 1983 has been undertaking various extra-curriculum activities besides supporting social causes.
The secondary school has 450 students and incorporates Sanskrit language, moral education and Nepali values and yoga and meditation as a part of its curriculum, according to Neupane.