GUWAHATI, July 3 � The Lions Club of Narangi has adopted a village in Morigaon district with the aim of preserving the socio-cultural heritage of its residents and guiding them in their bid to cope with the changed socio-economic condition of the State.
The village named Burha Mayong is located about 40 km southeast of the city of Guwahati. It is inhabited by 99 families of various communities with a total population of 615. Of them, women number 278, while the total number of men is 269. Children in the age group of 0-6 years number 68.
The people of the village mostly depend on ring wells as their drinking water source.
Tiwas are the dominating community of the village, which is also home to caste Hindu Assamese and Bengali Hindu refugees.
So far as occupation is concerned, farmers constitute the majority in this village. There are some primary, middle English and high school teachers among the villagers too.
The village has one Anganwadi centre, one lower primary school, one middle English school and one high school.
The Lions Club of Narangi is trying to educate the people on matters relating to health and hygiene, drinking water, women�s empowerment and self-employment. It has so far held four health camps, ensuring voluntary services of doctors belonging to all disciplines, apart from two eye camps and one dental camp. It has also held a first-aid and burn injury awareness camp, besides two legal awareness camps on mutation, partition and RTI.
The Lions Club unit also donated one desktop computer, four ceiling fans and a steel almirah to the Burha Mayong Janajatiya Uccha Engraji Vidyalaya. It has also constructed a toilet block of this high school.
Moreover, it has constructed the RCC hall and the toilet block of the Burha Mayong Nava Bikash Mahila Samiti. Besides, it has provided the Mahila Samiti some plastic chairs, two handlooms, one sewing machine and sufficient quantities of cotton yarn.
To encourage the reading habit and generate awareness among the village women, the Lions Club unit also held two reading action programmes on the Indian Constitution and women�s empowerment among them. In its venture to achieve its goal, the Lions Club unit has also involved the Social Welfare Department.