|Planter helps students from tea community|
DIBRUGARH, Aug 16 - Tea planter Rajan Lohia, who attracted media attention recently for fetching record prices in the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre for producing a rare high-quality tea, doled out Rs 5,000 each to three tea community students studying in the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
The three students – Bondona Pator and Sonali Kerketta from Dikom Tea Estate and Pollovi Das Panika from Hokonguri Tea Estate – received the financial assistance from Lohia at the central office of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) in presence of ACMS president Paban Singh Ghatowar and its general secretary Rupesh Goala today. It may be mentioned here that these three girls were selected by the Asian University for Women, an international and independent varsity, for their higher studies. The students are undergoing a five-year course in the varsity on a full scholarship given by the varsity.