Durgapur News Desk: 15 August 2016: Durgapur Adda Young Association (DAYA) celebrated India’s 70th Independence Day at the poverty stricken Rasunkur village in the outskirts of Bankura town in West Bengal.
DAYA, the social welfare organisation formed by the members of Durgapur Adda facebook group, has constantly been doing welfare activities among the economically weaker sections of the society. Till now, all its activities were Durgapur centric; it’s for the first time that DAYA have stepped out of Durgapur and reached out to the poor and destitute families of Rasunkur village.
Local MLA Sampa Daripa was present at the occasion. After customary hoisting of the National Flag and chanting of the National Anthem, new clothes were distributed among children and old-age people of the village. Food packets were given to all the villagers.
Earlier, a team of DAYA visited the Rasunkur village twice and listed the names of the children and their cloth size; they also listed the names of the old-age people.
It was indeed a hearth soothing sight to see happiness glimmering in the eyes of the children on getting the new clothes.
Speaking on the occasion, DAYA president Dr. Samir Ranjan Bhowmick elaborated as to why covered more than 70 kilometres to reach Rasunkur. He in fact pointed out that true independence is something we haven’t achieved yet.
Awe-struck happiness in the eyes of the villagers is what DAYA members carried home when they left Rasunkur.