Durbar High School Formally Resumes Classes Physically

The historic Durbar High School has formally started classes from today wherein there is physical attendance of students.

Although the reconstruction of the school damaged in the Gurkha Earthquake in 2015 had completed in the Nepali month of Falgun in 2076 BS, its handover to the Government of Nepal had been affected due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Situated opposite to Ranipokhari, President Bidya Devi Bhandari had inaugurated the School on 21 October, 2020 following the completion of its reconstruction work by the Shanghai Construction Group, a Chinese company, at the cost of Rs 850 million.

Following the reconstruction, the School had run its classes virtually during the pandemic. Although the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC)allowed class resumption physically a week ago, it took some more days to resume classes as there had been some administrative works remained to be done, said Paribeshman Bajracharya, ward member of the KMC -27.

Although the construction materials were new, the quake-damaged Durbar High School was rebuilt in its original style.

The teaching learning activities in the School were being run in a temporary shelter nearby Balmiki Bidyapith at Pradashanimarga after the old building of the School sustained damages during the Gurkha Earthquake.

Spanning nine ropanis, the School has 60 class rooms in its four-storey building. Bhanu Secondary School and Sanskrit Secondary School have been running inside the premises of the Durbar High School.

Classes are run in English medium in the school that now has a new modern science lab. It also has two big libraries, yoga room, Ayurvedic Lab, computer labs, auditorium and a canteen among others.

Established in 1910 BS.

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