Khalsa Centre North East (KCNE), on Sunday, handed over the Dakhin Tegaguri New lower primary school in Morigaon, Assam to Kamal Jyoti Gogoi, the District Elementary Education Officer of Morigaon.
Captain PP Singh, the Chairman of KCNE while addressing the large gathering at the function, said they have been able to construct this brand new RCC building for the school due to inspiration and cooperation of district administration, especially the earlier DC Rituraj Bora and the DEEO Kamal Jyoti Gogoi, which is a perfect example of development not just for all but development by all members of society.
Singh said though they are based in Guwahati which is more than 100 km from there, their team made more than 15 trips to the school. He added that it was possible with the help of a vehicle given to them by the Airport Authority of India under their CSR programme.
The DEEO, Morigaon, while addressing the function lauded the role of the centre. Armed with permission from earlier DC Ritu Raj Bora, he got in touch with the KCNE. They started the process of reconstruction of the new school building. The Brahmaputra washed away the school building completely in 2019. The school used to boast more than 80 students from nearby villages who can study till class five. The school was also constructed during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and is scheduled to open from January 1, 2021.
Mahibur Rehman, President of the School Management Committee, said that he was completely heartbroken as their school was destroyed last year and there was no sign of any help coming. The school is the only one present where children from four villages come and study.
Singh is a senior journalist who has been heading KCNE for the last three years, and during the lockdown, they even provided hot meals to more than three lakh people in 66 days in 70 different locations of Kamrup district. The centre also stated that they aim to set up a Community Kitchen in Guwahati so that hundreds of people who sleep in the open even in extreme cold can avail themselves of food.