From a Correspondent
JORHAT, February 22: Members of the Shiv Shankar Charitable Society (SSCS) presented a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to Pragyalaya School at Titabor on Monday, an assistance from the MP fund of the Member of Parliament of Jorhat constituency, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, to carry out development works related to construction of a permanent toilet for the teachers of the residential school housing mostly orphans.
Accordingly, Rintu Borua, persol secretary to the MP, Chandon Hazarika and Sanjay Goswami, assistant general secretary and executive member respectively, handed over the cheque to the school magement in presence of the students.
SSCS had earlier distributed warm blankets in the last winter season as a part of their ongoing charitable works and today’s cheque distribution will go a long way in helping the school to build concrete structures in a shift from conventiol and make shift bamboo houses.
Talking to The Sentinel, Rintu Boruah, persol secretary to the MP said, “After due consultation with SSCS executive body and based on their request to assist the teachers with a common toilet, the MP granted a fincial support of Rs 1 lakh under the MPLAD fund. The teachers have been doing an exceptiolly good job. Their dedication towards the students has made it necessary for us to provide them a staff toilet. We hope that we this grant and a detailed estimate, they will be able to complete the project as soon as possible.”
SSCS assistant general secretary and executive member opined, “The school is a model project of SSCS. We believe that the teachers have sacrificed a lot for the students, 30 per cent of whom are homeless. They too are equally entitled to basic sanitation needs and that is why we requested the MP, Kamakhya Tasa to grant fincial relief and which he did accordingly. Not only has this, the MP has also assured us to help in the future to complete the school’s structures.”