Friday, September 18, 2009

Parijat Academy

GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – Parijat Academy, the school that has brought noticeable changes in a tribal society that was struggling to cope with the burden of its economic backwardness, will have a guest house and a boy’s hostel with friends from overseas coming forward to help the school cross further milestones. Since it was established, this school located at Pamohi on the outskirts of the city has taken up different activities to bring change in the attitude of the tribal people most of whom work at various odd jobs to make a living.

The founder of Parijat Academy Uttam Teron informed that the guest house and the boy’s hostel will be completed under the aegis of Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters (FASS).

“Many volunteers from across the country and outside come to our school. We were in need of a guest house to accommodate the volunteers. We are grateful that FASS has agreed to meet our need,” said Teron.

It needs to be mentioned here that the foundation stone of both the projects was laid by astronaut Mike Fincke when he visited the school recently.

Addressing a gathering of local people and the school children, Mike appreciated Uttam Teron for his dedication to educate the underprivileged children of Pamohi village. Parijat Academy provides free education to the underprivileged children of the area.

Mike also praised Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters (FASS) for supporting the school by proposing to build the boys hostel and the guest house which will fulfill great needs of the school.

The proposed guest house and the boys hostel will be built in the first phase of the overall FASS project ‘upgrading of two underprivileged Schools at Parijat Academy in Pamohi, Guwahati and Prajnalaya in Titabor’. The complete project will be covered with a total budget outlay of about Rs 25 lakh. The fund will be generated through individual public donations as well as from public and private organisations. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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