From a Correspondent
JORHAT, December 15: As a part of the ongoing charity programme, members of the Shiv Shankar Charitable Society (SSCS) on Tuesday distributed warm blankets and food items among residential boarders of the Pragyalaya School situated at Soraipani, Mahimabari of Titabor under Jorhat district close to the Assam-galand border under Turung village panchayat. The school which was on its last day of functioning for this year’s session, organized the programme of distribution among the students who are mostly from down trodden families and poor fincial background with many who have lost their parents and are orphans.
Altogether 30 blankets and food items were distributed among the hostel occupants who would continue residing in the school hostel till its reopening on January 2 for the next session of 2016. Among the recipients, 20 were boys while 8 were girls whereas 11 among the 28 students are orphans. The school is set up across 8 bighas of land and is divided into ME, Primary and High school with a total strength of 200 students, of which 28 students are permanent boarders. One exception is Rubul Gogoi, an orphan who still resides in the hostel and secured a first division with letter marks in both the 10th and 12th exams and is now pursuing degree second semester in Mariani College.
Notably, the school came into existence in the year 2002 and was formally registered in the year 2006 and the founder was Jugal Bhuyan, a former rebel leader who had given up arms and decided to open the school to help the meritorious students of the region who could not afford even the basic of education until his demise in 2007. People like Shantikam Hazarika, former Head of SEBA, noted jourlist Homen Borgohain and a host of NRIs including Ankur Bora (US) and Wahid Saleh (Netherlands) are said to be closely associated with the school by providing fincial help.
The SSCS programme was led by president Samir Ranjan Mahanta, secretary Deepak Chakraborty and adviser Rintu Baruah who had a one-to-one discussion with the assembled public of students, hostel boarders and school teachers and other sympathizers and offered the students a blanket each and later briefed them about the need of education and the role of the students in becoming good citizens of the country by honouring the sacrifice laid by the school authorities who relentlessly try to make all ends meet despite fincial crunch and lack of infrastructure. The role of the SSCS was highly lauded for choosing the right time to distribute the blankets and the school expressed its gratefulness and requested for more close association in the future.