This initiative is part of the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDPs)
In a significant move to enhance bilateral cooperation, India and Nepal have laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Malagiri Shanti Yogashram in Ramechhap Municipality, Ramechhap District. This initiative is part of the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDPs), underpinned by the Nepal-India Development Cooperation program.
The HICDPs, an integral part of India's foreign aid initiatives, focus on creating impactful and sustainable development projects in various sectors, including healthcare and education.
The ceremony, held on December 20, 2023, marks a milestone in the collaborative efforts of the two neighboring countries to improve community facilities and quality of life.

According to an official release from the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, the project, funded by the Government of India at a cost of NRs.4.45 crore, includes the development of a double-storied building with 32 rooms designed for trainees, guests, students, and yoga trainers, along with a 3-room office structure.
The Malagiri Shanti Yogashram project aims to provide enhanced health care and educational facilities, contributing significantly to the welfare of the local community.
The event was attended by Purna Bahadur Tamang, Member of Parliament, House of Representatives, Ramechhap; Labashree Neupane, Mayor, Ramechhap Municipality; and Prashant Kumar Sona, Second Secretary, Embassy of India, Kathmandu.

In addition to the Yogashram, India and Nepal have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake two major projects in the healthcare and education sectors in Ramechhap and Doti Districts. This agreement, with an estimated cost of NRs 80.33 million, adds further weight to the India-Nepal developmental partnership.
Since 2003, India has been actively involved in over 535 High Impact Community Development Projects in Nepal, completing 478 of these initiatives. These projects span various regions, including 81 in Mahdesh Pradesh and 6 in Mahottari District. Additionally, the Indian government has generously donated 23 ambulances to various hospitals and health posts in Mahottari District.
The construction of Malagiri Shanti Yogashram in Ramechhap District is aligned closely with the   Kedar Jyotipunja Multiple Campus in Doti District. These projects are to be implemented through Ramechhap Municipality and Badikedar Rural Municipality, respectively.

At the same time, developmental ties have been executed through multiple additional initiatives. For instance, the Embassy of India and the Sushila Thakur Memorial Health Foundation (STMHF) signed a MoU for the distribution of LPG gas stoves and cylinders in Mahottari District, Nepal. This project, inspired by the Government of India's Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, aims to benefit nearly 8,000 underprivileged and marginalized families in five municipalities of Mahottari District, Madhesh Pradesh.
This recent development in Ramechhap is a continuation of India's longstanding policy of supporting its neighbor through targeted development assistance. Such projects not only enhance India's diplomatic outreach but also effectively contribute to Nepal's socio-economic development, building a tighter bond between the two nations.