Luxemburg ambassador inaugurates school at Pedong

The Statesman

SILIGURI, 24 NOV: The ambassador of Luxemburg to India, Mr Mark Court inaugurated a school at Pedong in Kalimpong sub-division yesterday. The school would cater to the education requirements for the students residing in the rural areas. This is the first educational institution in the area coming up at the initiative of a Luxemburg-based organization. The GJMM president, Mr Bimal Gurung was present at the programme as a special guest.

Addressing a gathering here and later at Algarah, Mr Court said that his country would do everything possible to build a strong education infrastructure in this region. “We value our abiding friendship with India and love this region nestled as it is in the expanse of the Himalayas,” he said. Mr Court also visited a school, St Anthony, built up in the 1950s in the Mirik area near Algarah at the initiative of the Luxemburg government.

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