Durgapur News Service, 05 June 2016: “Durgapur Adda Young Association”, the social welfare wing of Durgapur news portal www.durgapuradda.com celebrated Rabindra Nazrul Jaaynti yesterday in a very different way. Apart from paying respectful homage to the two great son of the soil, by means of recitation, song, dance and drama, financial aid were given to ten meritorious students of Durgapur who hails from financially weaker families.
All these ten students who were felicitated and given financial aid were from different schools of Durgapur and all of them secured more than 80% marks in this year’s Madhyamik examination. A cheque of INR 2500, a certificate of appreciation, a memento and sweet packets were given to each of them.
The entire programme was held opposite Bidhannagar market adjacent to Durgapur Sub-Divisional Hospital.
Pratyush Chatterjee, who secured 624 and Bhaskar Bhadra, who secured 568 are both students of Ispat Nagari Meghnad Saha High School located in the B-Zone locality of the Durgapur Steel Township. While Pratyush’s father is a priest, Bhaskar’s father is a daily labour.
Sonia Nandi, who secured 611 and Mitali Malakar, who secured 605 are both students of Bhiringee High School of Durgapur. While Sonia’s father don’t have any regular job. Mitali’s father works as labour.
Rajdeep Das who secured 560 lost his father recently in Cancer and the family don’t have any earning source now. Soma Garai, who secured 522 and Avishek Shaw, who secured 592 are both students of Benachity High School. While Avishek’s father is a private four-wheeler driver and gets job only when someone hires, Soma’s father is a daily labour.
Koyel Sarkar, who got 627 and Sanchita Layek, who received 593 are both from Girls Multi Purpose School of Durgapur Steel Township. While Koyel’s father don’t look after the family, Sanchita’s father has a small tailoring shop in the Steel Township of Durgapur.
Basudev Hazra, ex-principal of Durgapur’s Michael Madhusudan Memorial College and Sudipa Chowdhury, professor of Khandra College were the guest speaker of the programme. Both elaborated the relevance of the teaching of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam in today’s society.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Samir Ranjan Bhowmik, president of Durgapur Adda Young Association urged that those who are getting these token appreciation and aid must not forget to return back when they grow up and shine in future. He also added by saying that Durgapur Adda Young Association, the non-political organization of Durgapur will work relentlessly to stand by the lesser privileged sections of the society, to the best of their ability.