The Indian Consul General to Liberia, Upjit Singh Sachdeva, also known as “Jeety”, has promised to construct a multi-purpose auditorium that will help enhance extracurricular activities in the country.
The construction of the auditorium will cost at least L$1.5 million, and will be situated at the Aware International School in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
Mr. Jeety made the disclosure on Monday, August 15, during a ceremony held in commemoration of India’s 70th year of independence. The program was organized by the school as part its closing ceremony.
Jeety said he was impressed by the level of cultural performances displayed by Liberian and foreign students, including Indian nationals.
The students performed a combination of Western ballet, classical and traditional Indian and Liberian dances.
“You have performed beyond expectation and to encourage you to do more, I am making an initial contribution of L$500,000 for the construction of the multi-purpose auditorium,” Jeety announced to enthusiastic applause from the students.
“This is not just for school activities, but for you to use the facility to produce movies and other extra-academic activities,” Jeety said.
In his remarks, Patrick Honnah, Deputy Director of the Liberia Broadcasting Corporation, commended Mr. Jeety and the Indian community for their contribution to Liberia’s education sector.
Mr. Honnah said it was now time for every Liberian and foreign national to come together to help rebuild the education system.
“This is a challenge that we just can’t sit there and criticize. We need to make our individual contribution to improve the system for the future generation,’ he added.
Aware is an Indian run school that is providing education to children of multi-ethnic including Liberian backgrounds in the country.