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NRI to provide 100 volunteer teachers in govt primary schools in Nawanshahr

To offer them wages from NGO funds under his campaign Parhda Punjab

NRI to provide 100 volunteer teachers in govt primary schools in Nawanshahr

US-based NRI Barjinder Singh Hussainpur with appointed volunteers.



Tribune News Service

Nawanshahr, October 26

Introducing a new model in the field of school education, Nawanshahr-based philanthropist Barjinder Singh Hussainpur’s NGO ‘Naroya Punjab’ has started a campaign ‘Parhda Punjab’.

Under the innovative programme, US-based NRI Hussainpur has announced to provide 100 volunteer teachers on the vacant posts of government primary schools and has offered to pay them their salaries from the NGO funds. With this unique announcement, the social activist in the town has won the hearts of people.

The social activist, who hails from Hussainpur village, 7 km from the town, made the announcement while addressing the media at Baradari Garden. He said when he was a student at Doaba Sikh National School of Nawanshahr, his headmaster Darshan Singh Atwal had come to their class and announced that an NRI wants to fund the education of a child in the school. “Since then, I too had a desire to do such a noble deed when I grow up. That dream has come true today as God has given me a plan to help the poor students studying in the government schools,” he said.

He said: “While earlier, too, I was involved in small social initiatives, but now have started taking up some projects in a planned way. We have started ‘Parhda Punjab’ campaign so that the government schools students come at par with their private school counterparts right at the primary level. We realised that shortage of staff has been the main issue. We also got to know that some qualified youth were sitting unemployed. So, through our social organisation, we decided to solve the two problems at one go”.

Hussainpur said: “While the volunteer teachers are already serving in some schools but they are drawing salaries through parent-teacher association funds. Now we will have our own placements and fund them too. To begin with, we have readied a team of 15 volunteer teachers and have sent them to different schools. Slowly, we will do more appointments as we get more such motivated youth.

Office-bearer of ‘Naroya Punjab’ organisation Kamajit Singh said everyone had lauded the move as it would help the students get better education and at the same time help the youth get employed. “I am sure that this model of appointing volunteer teachers will be emulated in other districts too,” he said.

Sunny Singh Jaffarpur, who too attended the event, said if all donors start thinking like NRI Barjinder Singh Hussainpur, the state can move towards prosperity. Volunteer teachers assured everyone that they would work hard and strive to bring good results in the schools.

Hussainpur had recently got planted 25,000 tree saplings in the area. He had also announced to fund for the wages and all needs of a special school run by the Red Cross Society in Nawanshahr.

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