KALAIGAON, July 10 - In an attempt to share feelings and emotion of the poor and sick students, and to encourage them to move forward in their daily struggle, members of Durgat Kalyan Nyas (DKN), a Kalaigaon-based organisation distributed monetary help to a few students here on July 9.
In a meeting organised on the occasion, Lohit Nath, secretary of DKN read out the annual report at the outset, while the function was presided over by its founder president DN Hazarika, SDO(S), Udalguri.
Bakul Sarkar of the Nyas introduced all the distinguished guests before felicitating them with a japi and gamusa each. He recounted the story of the formation of the Nyas in 2007. He said that it was a spontaneous move of a few kind-hearted people of Kalaigaon who had come forward to help the sick and needy as they never qualify for Government patronage.
Attending the function as the chief guest, Dr Bichitra Kumar Medhi, retired Principal of Mangaldai College thanked the Nyas for their noble effort. Binoy Kumar Medhi, former Principal of Tangla College, Jagadish Sarkar, EM of BTC, and Maheswar Boro, MLA of Kalaigaon also spoke a few words on the occasion.
In his presidential speech, DN Hazarika said that while people today hardly wait to help somebody in distress, he thanked the local people for joining hands to help the poor and sick students. In all, 16 financially weak meritorious students were given a cash aid of Rs 2,000 each while three critically ill students were presented a financial aid of Rs 3,000 each.
Krishna Boro of the Nyas subsequently offered the vote of thanks.