DERGAON, June 15 - NGO Aashray has presented a bicycle to the mother of a differently abled student who passed the HSLC examination overcoming several barriers.
The bicycle was presented at a simple programme held at Shiba Sobor�s house at Naamkhatowal of Kakodonga, 25 km off Dergaon town. Shiba passed the HSLC examination securing letter marks in an elective subject from Kakodonga Higher Secondary School. The bicycle was handed over to Shiba� mother Soni Sobor.
Explaining the objective of the presentation, Aashray president Biren Chandra Saikia and secretary Sanjoy Kumar Hazarika said the bicycle would help the mother carry her son to school and also use its for daily wage work to distant places.
Shiba was also presented a citation, some cash and hand sanitiser during the programme. DKD College assistant professor Niranjan Haloi and local residents praised Aashray for its work for the betterment of society.
Residents demand land for Shiba�s family: Meanwhile, the residents of Naamkhatowal village have demanded allotment of a plot of land to the landless family of Shiba Sobor.
Shiba and his mother were allegedly deserted by his father, due to which since childhood, they have been staying at his maternal grandfather�s residence. But here too, they have been encountering a lot of problems. The villagers said Shiba and his mother sometimes had to stay in the open shed of the local school building.
�We want better security for Shiba as he will definitely become successful in life if you provide him some basic facilities,� said Prasanta Bhuyan, a villager.
Village headman Kalia Bora said there were a lot of plots in the area, and alloting land to them should not be a hindrance. �The district administration can easily do it, as the village-level land conservation committee is always ready to help such needy persons,� he said.
Basanta Bhuyan, a teacher at the local ME school, urged the Golaghat Deputy Commissioner to look into the matter in a sympathetic manner. He said that a survey was carried out by the office of the Dergaon Revenue Circle a few years back to allot a land to the family, but nothing concrete came out of it.