Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, January 20
Master Gopal Singh Memorial Government High School Kalyanpur is no less than any leading school in a city. It has a beautiful, stylish building, a full-fledged science lab and a library brimming with a plethora of books. The students of the school have one person to thank – Hari Singh Auluck (77), an NRI based at Kalyanpur village. He travelled overseas to settle in Canada 50 years ago but his heart lies here.
The name of the school was kept after his father in 2014 under a policy of the state government, when Auluck donated Rs20 lakh for the renovation of the building. Then he splurged for the construction of a library, a science lab and also donated a lot of books. Until now, he has donated Rs50 lakh for the school.
As per the information, it was a middle school and got upgraded to high school in 2001. Even after the upgradation, the infrastructure could not be provided by the government accordingly. When Auluck visited the school, he donated to do justice to the tag of high school.
“My only desire is that no student should be deprived of anything. They must get everything here like other students in public schools,” he said.
Auluck always wanted the students there to touch new heights in their lives and always stands for them. He also got three washrooms built in the school along with hall, besides providing benches and chair.
Sukhwinder Paul, a Punjabi master from the school, said that Auluck had gushed forth all kind of happiness in the school. “He is such a dedicated person that he talks to me about the development of the school and education every day. We are thankful to him,” he said.
Auluck visits his village every year and meets the students of the school. “This year I couldn’t come due to Covid, but next time I’ll definitely come,” he spoke of his plans. Interestingly, he also distributes trophies to the toppers of Class X every year to motivate them.
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