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Join hands to uplift poor : Meghalaya Governor

SHILLONG: The Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad, has called for coordination among the people to uplift the condition of the poor and to provide quality education in the rural areas.

He was speaking at the programme to felicitate two players and distribution of cheques and BPL ration cards to 500 families by the Ardhendu Chaudhuri Charitable Trust at the Rilbong Sports and Cultural Club here on Friday.

 Referring to Swami Vivekananda’s quote on service to human kind, he observed that those who serve people live a satisfied life.

Stating that the poor should be given access to quality education, especially those in the rural areas, he said, “Gyan ke prakash sabko milna chahiye (everyone should get access to education).”

Referring to the youth, Pynshai Mawrie and Sanbor Lyngdoh Nongpiur, who have bagged gold while playing in the international arena, the Governor said that it was a matter of pride for the state and the country as well.

Mawrie, bagged gold in the International Jeet Kune Do Championships in Uzbekistan earlier this month,

Nongpiur won gold medal at the Asia Gold Cup Jeet Kune Do championship held at Pattaya Sports Complex, Thailand during November 25-27. He competed in the below 45kg light contact category.

His parents received the felicitation on his behalf as he is likely to arrive in the state on December 3. He is a student of Class XI at the BSF Higher Secondary School in Umpling.

Congratulating the players, The Governor recited a couplet in which he urged them to keep moving on in their sporting endeavour.

Managing Trustee of Ardhendu Chaudhuri Charitable Trust, Manas Chaudhuri said, “The Trust extends service to the poor, needy as well as stands by those who often feel neglected by authorities.”


He informed that the Trust had helped 3000 students with their annual tuition fees, extended financial assistance to bereaved families and to people in need of expensive medical care

The Trusts also provides school buses, provide drinking water to people at nominal rates as supply of water is faulty.

The Trust will also be giving help to two schools -Laban Assamese HS School, Rilbong LP School – with computers.

Speaking about the achievements brought by Mawrie and Nongpiur, Chaudhuri said, “It is a matter of great pride as not many from the state have made a mark at the international level. These boys need to be encouraged.”

The Trust distributed financial aid in cheques to various organisations in the function. the function besides handing over BPL cards to enable 500 struggling families to make provisions for essentials for 1 year.

“We are happy to work for the poor as the poor have given us the opportunity to work for them. It is a small support but it gladdens us for the poor.”

Chaudhuri said serving others was the essence of life, but bemoaned that in today’s world there was a rat race among people for making money and acquiring position of power and as a result people had hardly any time for helping needy fellow people.





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