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AMBITIOUS RURAL EDUCATION MOVEMENT LAUNCHED


Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, flanked by Dr Mridul Hazarika, Dr Abdu; Qadeer and other dignitaries, is seen watering the ANREM plant at the launch of an education movement in Guwahati on Sunday.

A teacher of a government-aided school in Morigaon District of  Assam took away his own life in September this year with his family alleging that he was upset over non-payment of salary for the last 18 years. Hemanta Kumar Bordoloi, a teacher of Nabheti Madhya Ingraji school, went missing from his home and three days later his body was found floating in a pond at Nabheti area by the police. On Sunday, on the occasion of the launch of the Ajmal National Rural Education Movement (ANREM), Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, MP & CEO of Ajmal CSR handed over a shawl, a memento, and a cheque of Rs 50,000 to Hema Probha Bordoloi, the widow of the deceased teacher, so that the family might be able to tide over the bad days that they are confronting now. With tears dropping down her eyes, Hema Probha expressed her gratitude to Ajmal and also said that this is the first time that somebody came forward to help their family.

Earlier in the morning, with a view to educating every child in the backward, rural, and interior areas of Assam, ANREM was launched at the D’Royal Auditoriumo of Royal Global Institute, Guwahati. The launching of ANREM was done by Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University. As part of the launch the dignitaries took watering a plant christened as ANREM. Besides launching ANREM, the programme also included presentation of life time contribution award to 20 teachers from different districts of Assam, who made significant contribution in the education sector. Each of the awardees was handed over a cheque of Rs 50,000 by Ajmal Foundation.

Hema Probha Bordoloi (L), widow of late Hemanta Kumar Bordoloi along with her daughter and son, is seen with Maulana Badruddin Ajmal after receiving financial support on the occasion of launch of ANREM in Guwahati on Sunday.

While addressing the function Badruddin Ajmal, MP & CEO, Ajmal CSR, said “we are starting the journey from today. I would like to state that where there are wishes, the same can be fulfilled through hard work and perseverance. I have come across many teachers in many places who have sacrificed a lot while imparting education to students. So we decided to give these awards to teachers and not to others. I consider education is the most leading factor to development of the society. Our main aim is to educate all children for betterment of the society.” Ajmal further appealed to all to cooperate for the success of ANREM, and thereafter 100 per cent change in the education sector may not be distant cry if everything goes according to plans.

Radhesyam Biswas, MP; Prof Gayatree Goswami, Gauhati University; Dr Shabina Ahmed, founder Director of Assam Autism Foundation; Dr Abdul Qadeer, Secretary, Shaheen Group of Institutions, Bengaluru; Prof Abdul Mannan, Gauhati University; NI Laskar, Project Head, ANREM; and Khasrul Islam, Manager, Ajmal Foundation spoke on the occasion. A large number of students and teachers from across Assam along with the officials of Ajmal CSR and Friends of ANREM attended the programme.

TMN

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