MANGALDAI, July 11 - The management committee of the Lakshi Narayan Konwar Educational Trust, one of the pioneering educational trusts in the Pub Mangaldai area, held a public meeting at the Pub Mangaldai High School, Bezpara, recently to distribute financial aid and felicitate students who secured the first division in this year�s HSLC examination by appearing from the school. Students belonging to economically weak families received the aid.
The meeting, presided over by academician and trust president Dineswar Saharia, was addressed by many distinguished guests including the Inspector of Schools, Darrang, Sadulla Khan, the principal of Kharupetia College, Dr Budhin Chandra Hazarika, the president of the Darrang Zila Sahitya Sabha, Sahiruddin Bhuyan, retired high school teacher and the president of the school management committee, Rudra Kanta Deka and Lakshi Narayan Konwar, octogenarian donor and literary pensioner. The seven students, who secured the first division, were felicitated with gamosas, citations, books and cash amounts.
Hemanta Kumar Kalita, who secured distinction, and Sonali Deka, who scored the most marks among girls, were offered Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 in cash respectively, donated by Dineswar Saharia in memory of his teacher wife, Mridula Saharia.
In a similar programme, free textbooks for the entire academic course were distributed among eight meritorious students from BPL background under the ongoing Education Benevolence Programme of a local NGO, Crystal Vision. On the occasion, a public function was organised at the Mangaldai Town Girls� HS School where Manoj Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Darrang, and other guests including Sadulla Khan, Inspector of Schools, Darrang, Dr Rama Bora, renowned physician, writer and social activist, Makhan Saikia, prominent academician, Bishnu Sarma, principal, Mangaldai Town Girls� HS School and young entrepreneur from Kharupetia, Bimlesh Jain, handed over the textbooks and exercise books to four girls and as many boys who secured the first division in the last HSLC examination.
Stating the objectives of the Benevolence Programme, Mayukh Goswami, president, Crystal Vision, gave a brief account on how the programme started in 2010 by providing support to a single girl student and how it became bigger with voluntary contributions of willing donors like Pranab Kumar Saha, proprietor of Jnanjyoti Book Stall, Bimlesh Jain, entrepreneur, and others. Awards and certificates were presented to the winners of the Inter-Mangaldai art and quiz competitions organised by Crystal Vision under the aegis of the District Disaster Management Authority, Darrang.