Assam: School children in Barpeta get sweaters after viral social media post

The movement started with a teacher of the school looking for means to help her pupils.

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, January 03, 2023, 12:59 PM IST
article-image
Representational Image | ANI

Barpeta: For over 200 poor young students of a school in Assam's Barpeta district, the first day of the new year proved to be a 'warm' one, as they received sweaters from good samaritans among Netizens, following a social media post by a theatre group.

The movement started with a teacher of the school looking for means to help her pupils.

Anupama Das had discussed at home how the students, who hail mostly from financially backward families, cannot afford sweaters and are forced to attend classes in winter in the cotton uniform provided by the government.

"We discussed how we can help them and then a theatre group, Samahar Natya Gosthee came forward to help," Das said.

General secretary of the theatre group, Sitanath Lahkar, said, "We have very limited financial resources. So, we made an appeal on social media and received an overwhelming response from netizens," he said.

Within five days, the group collected enough funds to get sweaters for the entire lower primary section, he said.

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Kota: 22-year-old NEET aspirant hangs himself in hostel room

Kota: 22-year-old NEET aspirant hangs himself in hostel room

Maharashtra: Staggering drop among religious minorities in colleges during the pandemic

Maharashtra: Staggering drop among religious minorities in colleges during the pandemic

Panels formed to select Mumbai, Pune varsity Vice Chancellors

Panels formed to select Mumbai, Pune varsity Vice Chancellors

IISER Bhopal researchers sequence draft genome of four Indian cow breeds

IISER Bhopal researchers sequence draft genome of four Indian cow breeds

Delhi: After 'Amrit Udyan', DU renames Mughal Garden in North Campus

Delhi: After 'Amrit Udyan', DU renames Mughal Garden in North Campus